Stanley Ironmonger

Name

Stanley Ironmonger

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

29/10/1917
23

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
4815
Australian Division
1st HQ

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

RAMPARTS CEMETERY, LILLE GATE
B. 11.
Belgium

UK Memorials

St Thomas' Mission Hall, Green Tye
St Thomas' Church Memorial, Perry Green
Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross

Pre War

Born in 1894 in Luton, Bedfordshire son of James and Georgina (Scrivener) Ironmonger. In 1901 and 1911 he was living and working with his uncle Arthur Scrivener, who brought him up, in Grudd’s Farm, Much Hadham. Arthur was later listed as Stanley’s next of kin. He sailed for Sydney, Australia on the Orsova on 22 Nov 1912 when he was 19. He intended to live there and worked as a locomotive fireman on the Waterfall to Sydney railway. He enlisted in Casula New South Wales on the 29th November 1915.

Wartime Service

He arrived in Egypt on the Star of England on 11/4/1916. Transferring to the 4th Training Battalion in Tel-el-Kebir (16/11/1916). Between the 4th and 11th June 1916, as part of the C O Troops “Scotian”, he travelled from Alexandia to Marseilles. On the 19/8/1916 he was detached for duty with the C E 1st Anzac in the field and then attached to their headquarters (10/11/1916), then transferred to them (1/9/1917) and made Lance Corporal. He was in Belgium by the 29/10/1917 when he was killed in action and buried on the same day.

Additional Information

His Will, written 16/11/1915, left Elizabeth (wife of Arthur Schrivener) £100; Georgina Wood (his mother re-married?) £100 and any accrued pay from the Railway Dept. NSW to Mrs Bray, 5 Fitzroy Street, Newton and the remainder of his estate to Emma Dixon o

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)Jonty Wild