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Charles Edward STANLEY

Regimental number141
Date of birth12 June 1888
Place of birthUrana, New South Wales
SchoolMoss Vale, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationOverseer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs A. Elliott, 21 Hampstead Road, Petersham, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather Staff Sergeant Major Stanley, late of Her Majesty's 3rd Dragoon Guards and the NSW Lancers
FateReturned to Australia 28 April 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For gallantry and good work. During operations against Amman, on 25th September 1918, he was ordered to establish a forward post oposite the large redoubt south west of the town. He crept forward under heavy machine gun fire, and discovered a small strip of ground. He worked forward his own and another troop, headed the advance, and finally caused the surrender of the whole redoubt, with a garrison numbering 107 and seven machine guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Private R. E. Stanley, 2nd Battalion and Gunner R. H. Stanley, Siege Artillery
Other detailsService in Palestine, Egypt and Gallipoli. Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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