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Stanley Clifford Winstanley enlisted in the 4th (Territorial) Battalion on 28th December 1914.

Stanley was the son of Thomas William and Clara Winstanley, and was living at home at 160 Miller Road, Preston and had no previous military experience; he was 20 years 8 months old and had been working as a weaver.

He was initially given the service number 3471, then in 1917 the ‘new style’ number 201151.

On 28th December 1916, two years after he enlisted, Stanley received his good conduct badge.

On 8th February 1917 Stanley sailed to France with the 2/4th Battalion.

On 26th March 1917, Stanley was admitted to hospital as he had received superficial shrapnel wounds to his forehead. He rejoined the Battalion on 8th April.

On 26th October 1917, Stanley was killed in action at Passchendale.

He was killed whilst laying a signal cable under heavy fire, from the enemy at about 8 AM on the day of his death. He was killed instantly.

His mother received Stanleys’ personal effects, the following April.

  • One photograph


His father acknowledged receipt of his sons British War and Victory medals in 1921.

Rank: Private
Service No: 201151
Date of Death: 26/10/1917
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 2nd/4th Bn.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Panel 102 to 104.

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7 Responses to 201151 PTE. S. C. WINSTANLEY. L.N.LAN.R

  1. Ted Harris says:

    Stanley Clifford Winstanley, 160 Miller Road,Preston,Sig. 201151, 2/4 Loyal N.L.R., is commemorated on the war memorial at St Mary Magdelane’s Church, Ribbleton, Preston.( I am researching all the names on the memorial being a local resident.)

  2. Sharon says:

    Thanks Ted, that’s good to know. Stanley was my great great uncle. His sister, my great grandmother, was buried at St Mary Magdelane’s but I didn’t know that Stanley was also commemorated there.

    • Peter says:

      Sharon, your great great uncle was going out with or even engaged to my grandma Emma Park. My Grandad Thomas Waring was in the same battalion as Stanley and was injured at Passiondale and discharged. I am unsure how and when my grandparents got together but I know my mum said my grandma was talking about Stanley well into her nineties.

  3. Sharon says:

    Oh wow Peter! Can we get in touch? I knew Emma lost someone in the war but didn’t know it was Stanley! That’s incredible. I’ve done masses of family tree work on and off over the past 20 odd years. Would love to see if we can swop any further information please.

  4. Sharon says:

    Always been a bit obsessed with the Park and Winstanley families. I don’t know if you know/realise Emma’s brother James was my great grandfather and married to Maud Winstanley, Stanley’s younger sister.

    • Peter says:

      Spoke to my aunt Doris today, she is 90. She has a photo of all the Park family in 1938 at my great grandparents golden wedding. James,Maud and daughter Evelyn are on it plus all the other family.

  5. Sharon says:

    My gran Eveline was close to Marie and I met her a few times. A lovely lady. I also have that family photo in 1938 and treasure it. I am just looking a Park wedding photo that I have worked out must be Marie’s wedding at St Mary Magdalene’s but my gran strangely doesn’t seem to be on it but we don’t know why. Do you have any other info or photos I could see? Would love to be in touch – my email is Sharon.kendrick(at)sky.com

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