STANLEY RICHARD LAST

 

 

Born: 1893, Ipswich.

Died: 9th February 1915; age 21; KiA – South of Ypres.

Enlistment Location; Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 7914

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

II.C.18.

Sanctuary Wood Cemetery,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Richard & Mary Ann Last, of 21, Edgar Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   40, Currier’s Lane, Ipswich.

 

Stanley was 8 years old and staying with his grandmother.

Mary A. Gardener, 66, a widow, living on her own means, born Witnesham, Suffolk.

 

1911   Barrosa Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.

 

Stanley was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.

 

Stanley’s father was (Dick) Richard Last, a Painter, born 1859, Ipswich. His mother was Mary Ann Last (nee Gardener), born 1866, Ipswich.

 

Stanley is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich.

Extract from Lt-Col C.C.R.Murphy History of the Suffolk Regiment:

 Throughout February 9th 1915 the enemy shelled unremittingly one part or another of the Verbrandenmolen sector. The trenches held by the 1st Battalion were in a shocking state, those on the right being two feet deep in water. Battalion headquarters, despite the attention it received from the enemy’s artillery during the afternoon, remained intact.

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Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

 

 

 

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