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Trooper Harold Stanton

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Harold Montague Stanton

Ancestor's date of birth: 24/03/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 1961

Cause of Death: Age Related

Service Number: 1432

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SPR (Driver), Date Effective: 07/09/1918

Murray Page: 182

Contingent: Second Australian

Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 01/04/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with 1902 clasp. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Fair complexion, blue eyes and light coloured hair. Height:1.73 m, weight: 68.1 kg (1918).

Reasons to go and fight: His brother had served with the NSW Ambulance, 1st NSW Contingent.

Details of service in war: 3 ACH did not see service in South Africa.

Service and life after the Boer War: In civilian Life he was a Miner, in 1918 he was married to Annie and living in Campsie NSW. Joined the AIF on 22 April 1918 in the Light Horse as a Trooper service No 57038. Became a sapper driver in 2 Field Squadron, Engineers 7 September 1918. Served in Palestine 1918-1919. Invalided to Australia with Malaria 15 March 1919; arriving 20 April 1919.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Shirley Stanton Berg, North Ryde NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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