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Bournemouth Hampshire
He was the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Whitbread. Arthur was a baker and confectioner. In 1891 Arthur (34) and Elizabeth (24) were living at 20 Landsdowne Road, Bournemouth, with their three children Henry A. (4), George H. (2) and Gladys M. (10 months). Also in the household were Arthur's widowed mother, Teresa Whitbread (63), who was 'living on her own means', a shop assistant, Eleanor Hammerton (16) and a domestic servant, Emma Masters (17). Arthur was widowed by the time of the 1901 census. He was still living at 20 Landsdowne Road with his children, Henry, George and Gladys, and the fourth and youngest child, Stanley William, who was nine years old. His mother was still living with him and also in the household was his unmarried sister, Julia (49) who was a confectioners' manageress. Arthur employed a general domestic servant, Elizabeth Dibben (24). Stanley married Alice AM (May) Parker in Fulham in 1913 (Oct/Nov/Dec). At the time of Stanley's death his parents-in-law lived at 30 Sherwin Street, Nottingham.
31 Jul 1917
913790 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in London.
12th Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
He served in France from 1 September 1915. He was killed in action and his death was presumed on or since 31 July 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel references 6 & 8). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 4 June 1918: ‘Whitbread. Reported missing July 31st 1917 now reported killed, Sergeant Stanley Whitbread, Royal Fusiliers. Wife May, mother and father-in-law Mr and Mrs Parker, 30 Sherwin Street.’ Register of Soldiers' Effects: His sole legatee was his wife, May Whitbread. Stanley is commemorated on the on-line London WW1 memorial (www.londonwarmemorial.co).
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