Stanley, John

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 24
Date of birth: 1894

Parents: John and Mary Ann Stanley (nee Clark)
Wife: Single
Address: 29 Commercial Buildings, Saltisford

Occupation: Gardener

John Stanley was born in Shrewley, Warwickshire in and baptised at the Parish Church there on 23rd September 1894.  His parents were John and Mary Ann and they were living at ‘Lower Shrewley’

The family were still living in Shrewley at the time of the 1901 census where John senior (42) is described as a Stockman.  His wife was ten years younger than him.  She died in 1906.

By 1911 the family were living at 29 Commercial Buildings, Saltisford and John senior is described as a widower and is working as a ‘jobbing gardener.’  John junior is now 16 and he has two younger sisters, Edith May (15) and Eva (13).


Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 11677
Regiment/Service: 14th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, (First Birmingham)
Brigade/Division: 13th Brigade, 5th Division
Date of death: Friday, August 23, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of Albert
Commemorated/Buried: Adanac Military Cemetery, Somme
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group

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