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Antony Stanley

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Victor William Stanley
« on: December 11, 2007, 07:06:02 PM »
Dear Forum,

My grandfather was a temporary officer in the 24th Battalion (Oldham Comrades). I know he served in Italy, but can I find out when he joined the regiment and where he served??

I would be very grateful for any advice, please.

Regards

Antony Stanley

 

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Re: Victor William Stanley
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 07:58:52 PM »
2/Lt victor,william stanley
religion,C.of E
address.outram st,sutton in ashfield
father john,stanley 134 julian st,west bridgeford
went through the inns of court officer training corps,22 nov 1915 till 5th aug 1916.
went to No8 officer cadet battalion on 5th aug 1916 till 21st nov 1916.
commissioned 2/Lt 22nd nov 1916.
posted to the 24th battalion on 24th jan 1917.
assistant transport officer,28th feb 1917.
with the cadre feb 1919
died 29th july 1974

chris has a picture of him anthony

during his time with the inns of court,he was residing at 33 mayflower rd,clapham rd,S.W 9

they went to italy in november 1917,on 4-11-1918 they were based near udine with the 7th division.

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Antony Stanley

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Re: Victor William Stanley
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 08:13:48 PM »
Dear Mack,

Thanks very much for responding so quickly. Is it possible to view the photo digitally?

Regards

Antony Stanley

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Re: Victor William Stanley
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 08:16:45 PM »
dont worry anthony,chris will be along shortly with his picture,i dont have a clue how to post them on the forum.
mack ;D

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Re: Victor William Stanley
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 08:31:41 PM »
Mack,

Thanks very much.

Cheers

Antony

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Re: Victor William Stanley
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 08:33:39 PM »
victor was born in goole,yorkshire
he was 26yrs old when the war began.

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Re: Victor William Stanley
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 08:35:00 PM »
Mack,

Thanks very much.

Cheers

Antony
sorry anthony,i was forgetting my manners.
welcome to the gang ;D
mack

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Re: Victor William Stanley
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007, 09:52:03 PM »
there you go,

this is from Bill Mitchinson's book Cotton Town Comrades ( i hope Bill doesn't mind  ;D), if you haven't got it.... you should have!!  ( available from the museum or the archives i believe)


“It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply
  to serve as a warning to others."

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Re: Victor William Stanley
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007, 10:41:11 PM »
Dear Harribobs,

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to send this great picture to me. I have spoken to my great-aunt this evening and told her about all the new information kindly given by the forum. She is Victor's daughter (now 78).

I do have various items from my grandfather's time in WW1 and will do my best to upload images of them.

In the meantime,again, thanks very much.

Regards

Antony Stanley

PS I will try and get a copy of Bill Mitchinson's book.