ARTHUR STANLEY 1878–1945
Photograph from family collection
Father of Walter, who also served in the war
Born 11th February 1878 Wilsthorpe, Derbyshire
Married 25th December 1897 to Mary Elizabeth Stead. Seven children: Walter born 1898, Cissy born 1901, Samuel born 1909, Edward born 3rd February 1913, Gwendoline born 1914, Kathleen born 1917 and George born 1920
Died 15th May 1945 in Radcliffe on Trent, age 67
Age 3, living at 3 Ebenezer St, Ilkeston with father William, married sister Elizabeth Gamble, sisters Eliza 13 and Sarah 7, brothers William 12, Henry 9 and Edward 7. Mother absent.
Arthur living on Nottingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent with his father William (agricultural labourer born in Radcliffe 1836) and mother Hannah. Arthur at school.
Living alone (although married) at 7, Grass Street, Ilkeston as a ‘colliery banksman above ground’. His wife Mary Elizabeth living on Nottingham Road, Radcliffe with Arthur’s parents.
Living in Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent working as a self-employed fishmonger, age 33, married to Mary Elizabeth (assisting in business). Three children: Walter, age 12, Cissy May, age 10 and Samuel, age 1.
Military Service before 1914
Service Number: 92431
Military Unit: The Sherwood Foresters.
The period of Arthur Stanley’s pre-war military service is unknown.
Military Service after 1914
Rank: Acting Corporal
Service Number: 20806 then 642304 (Labour Corps)
Military Unit: 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, than Labour Corps
Theatre of War: France and Flanders, service abroad 1 month
Attestation: 14.12.14. Address: Main Rd, Radcliffe on Trent
Age: 38. Occupation: bricklayer’s labourer
Had already served in Sherwood Foresters.
Jan 15: Appointed Lance Corporal
Sept 16: Acting Corporal
Dec 1914 to Aug 1917: Served in UK from where he was sent to France
Sept 1917: Wounded by gas shell and admitted to hospital at Etaples, then sent to War Hospital at Sunderland
25.12.17: Inflammation middle ear, severe. Admitted No 3 Canadian Stationary
19.1.18: To No 6 Convalescent Depot
As at 25.12.17: 2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters, C Company, 2nd Div. 3 yrs service, 5 mths with Field Force (FWR)
Transferred to 500th Employment Company, Labour Corps, Nottingham
29 Oct 18: Discharged from the Army as no longer fit for war service
His pension papers show his address as Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent and a disability as deafness in both ears (permanent). He was assessed at 50% disability and received a weekly allowance of 20/- for himself with an additional 17/9d for his wife and 4 children.
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory, received in 1922. Silver War Badge.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Home address: Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent.
He was a tenant in one of the first council houses in Shelford Road. His son Walter also fought in the war.
From the 1922 Electoral Register
Address: Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Household: living with wife Mary Elizabeth
From the 1939 Register
Address: No 8 Council Houses, Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: general labourer
Household: living with wife Mary, son Jack a steel fixer and Costa J Thompson, age 29 and a general labourer.
Reason for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.