Stanley Frank STADEN

Stanley Frank STADEN

Male 1896 - 1918  (21 years)

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  • Name Stanley Frank STADEN 
    Born 21 Dec 1896  Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 19 May 1897  St John, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census New 31 Mar 1901  45 Springfield Road, Bury St Edmunds, age 4 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census New 02 Apr 1911  Unicorn Inn, Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, age 14, butcher's assistant Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    War Memorial 27 Oct 1918  France & Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 27 Oct 1918  France & Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I899  Freeman-Culpin | Staden descendants
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2017 

    Father John Thomas STADEN,   b. 1866, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1939, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Annie Maria ERSWELL,   b. 1863, Saffron Walden, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1907, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Family ID F489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    War Memorial: Bury St Edmunds
    War Memorial: Bury St Edmunds

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    Stanley Frank Staden
    Stanley Frank Staden

  • Notes 
    • Extract from the History of the Suffolk Regiment, Bury St Edmunds Central Library:-
      On the 27th [October 1918] the battalion was ordered to advance and ascertain the enemy's strength on the river Rhonell, and if possible to force a passage and form a bridge-head. The Germans were found in strength on both banks of the river, especially the north. "A" Company got a section over on the left, but these gallant men were all killed before their success could be exploited, the remainder of the company being driven back by machine-gun fire with many casualties. In this operation Cpl. S.F. Staden, M.M., displayed most conspicuous gallantry. In the face of close-range fire he led his platoon to the river - which he himself crossed carrying a Lewis gun - in a vain but heroic attempt to rush an emplacement. When the enemy had been driven back the grave of this corporal was discovered marked with a cross (with his identity disc fastened thereto) on which was inscribed in German the epitaph, "To a very brave Englishman".


  • Sources 
    1. [S154] Parish Register.

    2. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), MQ1897, Bury St Edmunds, 4a 832.

    3. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG13/1754/86/7.

    4. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG14PN10612 RG78PN570 RD207 SD2 ED1 SN36.

    5. [S22] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, (www.cwgc.org).