James Stanley

First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Stanley
Mother's Name: 
Harriett (nee Frost)
Father's Name: 
Thomas Stanley
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, March 9, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
20th Battalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

James Stanley (Service No 264) was born in Sydney, NSW in 1892. At the time of enlistment he was a single 22 year old labourer from Helensburgh. He embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima with A Company, 20th Battalion on 25th June 1915.

After a short stay in Egypt James was sent to Gallipoli and saw service there until he was admitted to hospital on 26th October 1915 with influenza. His condition was serious, so he was evacuated to Malta on 2nd November 1915 where his condition eventually improved and he finally rejoined his unit in France on 10th August 1916.

On 9th November 1916 James was again admitted to hospital, finally returning to his unit on 12th February 1917. On 9th October 1917 he was promoted to Lance Corporal and the next day to Corporal. James served until the war ended and returned to Australia in January 1919 where he was discharged on 20th May 1919.

Nothing further is known of him. His brother Benjamin Stanley (Service No 4308) also served but did not survive.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, STANLEY JAMES

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