The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private Stanley Dare

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Stanley Haycroft Dare

Ancestor's date of birth: 12/07/1883

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1966

Cause of Death: HEART FAILURE

Service Number: 129

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melbourne

Unit: 6 Bn Australian Commonwealth HORSE (VIC)

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment.

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): CPL, Date Effective: 24/04/1918

Murray Page: 328

Contingent: 3rd Australian

Ship: Manchester Merchant or Menelaus, Date of Sailing: 16-19/05/1902

Memorial details: Buried Williamstown Cemetery

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

Personal Characteristics: A pittman (miner) by profession. Height: 170 cm, weight: 61 kg (1918) of dark complexion with brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Arrived after the war ended.

Service and life after the Boer War: Enlisted First World War - 18 August 1914, 4th Light Horse Regiment no. 97. Wounded (at Alexandria) losing the index finger of his right hand 10 June 1915, returned to Australia 29 July 1915, discharged 10 December 1915. Re-enlisted 24 April 1918 for home service, served in the 3rd District Guard and the Passport Guard. Demobilised 28 January 1920. Was married to Selena Ann Dare, had seven children, lived at Ascot Vale. 3 boys all fought in world war 2.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Christene Jackson, Wangaratta VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Jasmine Noni Ferguson, Wangarattta VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Joan Margaret Bell (nee Dare), Kardella South VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter

Name of Descendant: David Mark Ferguson, Wangaratta VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Peter Robert Shugg, Werribee VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Laurel Patricia Thompson (nee Shugg), Werribee VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Michaela Louise Thompson, Werribee VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Granddaughter


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