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  Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census New 2 Apr 1911  Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military Service 8 Aug 1914  Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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
    Newspaper Report 30 Nov 1918  Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    BURY FREE PRESS: BURY LAD KILLED BY MACHINE GUN BULLET. Mr and Mrs J T Staden, of Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmund's, have received official intimation of the death in action, in France, of their second son, Cpl Stanley Frank Staden, 9722, Suffolk Regiment. In a letter to the bereaved parents, the Chaplain of the battalion writes: "I am very sorry to tell you what you perhaps already know - that your son was killed instantly by a machine-gun bullet through the head during a very gallant attempt to cross the bridge at Maneches on October 27th. His grave is in the garden of the house on the left-hand side of the road over the bridge coming from Sepnues. His body was in the hand of the Germans, and I give them the credit for performing the last offices and placing a cross over the grave. It will be hard for you to bear this sorrow in the midst of universal rejoicings. May God comfort you and help you to feel that your brave son has given his precious life for the cause best worth living or dying for."

    Corpl.Staden enlisted on August 8th, 1914, and was drafted overseas the following July. He was wounded in February, 1916, his wounds necessitating his return to England for hospital treatment, and after three months was sent back to France. For bravery in the field he was awarded the Military Medal last summer, and came home on leave last September, returning to duty on October 3rd.

    The deceased lad was only 21 years of age. He was well known in the borough, and his cheery and lovable nature ensured for him a host of friends wherever he went. Sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended to the parents in their sorrow. 
    Person ID I899  Freeman-Culpin | Staden descendants
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2018 

    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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Dec 1896 - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - 45 Springfield Road, Bury St Edmunds, age 4 - 31 Mar 1901 - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - Unicorn Inn, Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, age 14, butcher's assistant - 2 Apr 1911 - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Enlisted in the Suffolk Regiment. 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". - 8 Aug 1914 - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - BURY FREE PRESS: BURY LAD KILLED BY MACHINE GUN BULLET. Mr and Mrs J T Staden, of Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmund's, have received official intimation of the death in action, in France, of their second son, Cpl Stanley Frank Staden, 9722, Suffolk Regiment. In a letter to the bereaved parents, the Chaplain of the battalion writes: "I am very sorry to tell you what you perhaps already know - that your son was killed instantly by a machine-gun bullet through the head during a very gallant attempt to cross the bridge at Maneches on October 27th. His grave is in the garden of the house on the left-hand side of the road over the bridge coming from Sepnues. His body was in the hand of the Germans, and I give them the credit for performing the last offices and placing a cross over the grave. It will be hard for you to bear this sorrow in the midst of universal rejoicings. May God comfort you and help you to feel that your brave son has given his precious life for the cause best worth living or dying for." Corpl.Staden enlisted on August 8th, 1914, and was drafted overseas the following July. He was wounded in February, 1916, his wounds necessitating his return to England for hospital treatment, and after three months was sent back to France. For bravery in the field he was awarded the Military Medal last summer, and came home on leave last September, returning to duty on October 3rd. The deceased lad was only 21 years of age. He was well known in the borough, and his cheery and lovable nature ensured for him a host of friends wherever he went. Sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended to the parents in their sorrow. - 30 Nov 1918 - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
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    War Memorial: Bury St Edmunds
    War Memorial: Bury St Edmunds

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    Stanley Frank Staden
    Stanley Frank Staden

  • 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).

    6. [S290] British Newspaper Archive, (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).