Private 8982 John Stanley

Killed in Action on Monday, 21st May 1917, age 34.
Commemorated on Bay 6 of Arras Memorial, Pas De Calais, France.

2nd Bn., Worcestershire Regiment. 100th Brigade of 33rd Division.

Son of the late William and Ellen Stanley, of 34, Bernard St., West Bromwich.
Born: Wolstanton, Staffs, Enlisted: Dudley, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, 5th November 1914.
Medal entitlement: 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives survived, not yet transcribed.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1670931/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
71 High Street, Dudley, Worcs.
William Stanley (49, Licenced Victualer, born Nantwich), his wife Ellen (49, born Fenton), and their 4 children: William (24, Furniture Salesman, born Silverdale), John (21, Furniture Salesman, born Silverdale), Mary E. (18 Nantwich), and Frederick (16, Iron Moulder Nantwich).

1911 Census
Neptune Street, Tipton, Staffs.
Boarding with Edward Ford (23, Machinist, born Tipton), his wife Violet Lilian (23, born Dudley), and their 1 child: Marian (1, born West Bromwich), was John Stanley (32, French Polisher, born Silverdale).

Personal Data

Still to be transcribed. Contact me if required.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings

Tipton Herald July 7th 1917
Among recent casualty lists are as follows:-
Pte. J. Stanley, Worcesters, missing.