war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.

Attestation of
No. 9808 Leslie George Stanley The Buffs.
Leslie George Stanley.
Christchurch, Dover.
Age 18.
Occ. Bootmaker.
Enlisted 24/6/12 at Canterbury.
Next of kin.
Father, David, 18, Broad Street, Canterbury. (Crossed out is 21, Military Road, Dover)
Mother, Elizabeth, as above.
Elder brother Albert Stanley, 10, Kimberley Terrace, Dover.
Elder brother Percy, Royal Engineers.
Elder brother Sidney, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Elder brother Archie, Buffs.
Sister, Maud, 3, Mill (?) Lane Dover.
Appointed L/Cpl. 5/8/14.
Embarked with 1st Batn. Field. 7/9/14.
Missing L/Cpl. 23/10/14.
Killed in action France 23/10/14.
Home 24/6/12 to 6/9/14.
BEF France 7/9/14 to 23/10/14.
Awarded certificates of education 3rd Class 12/7/12. 2nd Class 11/10/12.
The Army Council has decided that this soldier is to be regarded for official purposes as having died, or since, the 23 October 1914. (Dated 17, March 1916).
Will you please note that any articles belonging to No. 9808 Lance Corporal Leslie George Stanley, 1st Btn Buffs be despatched to
Mr David W. Stanley.
21, Military Road, Dover.
11 May 1916.
I hereby acknowledge receipt of the clasp for L/9808 -----
D. W. Stanley.
11, Cambridge Terrace.
Dover, Kent.

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