known 1st January 1880
Smith, Stanley Private, M1/5973 , Army Service Corps. Born Cambridge, residence St Annes, enlisted London. Died 04/03/17 and buried at St Annes Parish Church on 7th March 1917. Named on the memorial in Ashton Gardens and buried in the churchyard at St Annes Parish Church, grave N15G (CWG headstone). Commemorated on grave N15G at St Annes Parish Church: In memory of Stanley SMITH died March 4th 1917 aged 37. Bernard son of the above died November 21st 1913 in his second year. An additional CWG headstone reads: MI/5973, Private, Army Service Corps, 4.3.17. In 1911 Stanley was living at 17 Trent St, Lytham aged 31, a chauffeur, with his wife Ruth, aged 25, and three children, Stanley, Vera and Alec. Later the family must have moved as the Burial Register lists his address as of 1 Cross St, St Annes. Stanley was a Chauffer with Messrs Akeds before he enlisted and served in the South African War. In 1914 he joined the Transport Section of the Army Services Corps. In January 1917, he was sent home on leave suffering from illness, which proved fatal and he died at home. He died in March 1917 aged 37. Stanley was buried in St. Annes Churchyard with full military honours. The funeral was attended by soldiers of the RAMC stationed at Squires Gate and the service was conducted by the curate, Rev. C. Bridges. Sources of Information CWG, Census, Burial Register, Monumental Inscription.
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