Photograph courtesy of John.


Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 15th December 1916; age 19; Died of Wounds – 36th Casualty Clearing Station. Wounded in Action – 12th December 1916 – shell wound to abdomen. Was due to have leave over Christmas with his parents in Ipswich.

Place of Association: Mathoura, Australia.

Occupation: Labourer;

Enlistment Details: Date: 15th October 1915; Age: 18 & 10 months; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: father – Mr Edgar Caley. Height: 5ft 6 1/2 ins, fresh complexion, blue eyes & dark brown hair. Tattooed on both forearms.

Embarkation: Melbourne – 28th January 1916 – HMAT ‘Themistocles’ A32 – disembarked Alexandria 28th February 1916. Embarked to join the B.E.F. Alexandria 9th May 1916 – disembarked

at Marseilles 17th May 1916.

Joined base depot Etaples 20th May 1916.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 4455;

Regiment: Australian Imperial Force, Australian Infantry, 5th Battalion, 14 Reinforcement.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & the 1914/1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Heilly Station Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edgar & Martha Caley, of 405, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Brother to CHARLES CALEY. 




1901   26, Wallace Road, Ipswich.


Stanley was 4 years old he was living with his parents & siblings.

Edgar Caley, 42, a General Labourer, born Baylam, Suffolk.

Martha Emma Caley (nee Sawyer), 38, born Sutton, Suffolk.

Edward Caley, 17, a General Labourer, born Freston, Suffolk.

Rose Caley, 15, born Wherstead.

Herbert Caley, 13, a Milk Seller, born Wherstead.

Harry Caley, 12, born Wherstead.

Alice Caley, 10, born Wherstead.

Margaret Caley, 7, born Ipswich.

Charles Caley, 2, born Ipswich.

William George Caley, 3 months, born Ipswich.


1911   405, Bramford Road, Ipswich.


Stanley was 14 years old, an Errand Boy – Beer Bottles. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Edgar, 52, a Horseman – Borough Council.

Martha, 48.

Herbert, 23, a Labourer – Borough Council.

Margaret, 17.

Charles, 12.

William, 10.

Bertram Caley, 7, born Ipswich.


Stanley was educated at Springfield School, Ipswich.


Prior to moving to Australia, Stanley was employed by Messrs. Wrinch and Co., Portman Road, Ipswich.



On the 17th April 1914, 16 year old, Stanley embarked on the S.S. ‘Indrapura’ of the C & D Line Ltd. from Tilbury port, London to Melbourne, Australia – Master Richard P. Craven. He was to be a Farm Student. S.S. ‘Indrapura’ arrived in Melbourne, May 1914


Mr Edgar Caley, of 405, Bramford Road, Ipswich received his late son’s personal effects:

Letters, photos, wallet, Religious book, purse, belt & spoon.


 On the 7th December 1921, Edgar Caley received the Memorial Scroll & Memorial Plaque.


Stanley is also remembered on the war memorial at SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL, Ipswich.

Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury Newspaper. 

Australian Infantry, 5th Battalion:


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