Stanley, Victor

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Age: 29
Date of birth: 1889 (Q2)

Parents: William Bolton and Sarah Ann Stanley
Wife: May Louisa Stanley (nee Dyer)
Address: 49 Friars Street


Victor was born between April and June 1889, to William and Sarah Stanley.
In the 1891 census, the family were living at 28 Market Place, Warwick and William is described as a ‘car proprietor’ and employer. Victor had 3 much older siblings: John (19), a gas-fitter’s apprentice, Alice (14) and Arthur (10).
In 1901 only Victor and Alice, now working as a dressmaker, were still living with their parents at 28 Market Place. By 1911 William and Sarah had moved to Brook Street and by 1914 to Friars Street.

In the final months of 1918, Victor married May Louisa Dyer in Warwick. Sadly he died shortly afterwards of influenza in a hospital in France. May remarried, to Arthur Norman Holyoake, at the end of 1921.

Warwick Advertiser – 1919:

Staff Sergeant VICTOR STANLEY died on 29th January  1919, at the 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outreau, France from influenza aged  29 years.  3rd Son of Mr and Mrs W B Stanley,  of 49 Friars Street, Warwick


Military Service

Rank & Number: Staff Sergeant, S2/13068
Regiment/Service: 14th Field Bakery, Royal Army Service Corps
Date of death: Wednesday, January 29, 1919
Cause of death/Battle: Died of influenza in France
Commemorated/Buried: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Pas de Calais
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: Westgate School


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