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  • Stanley is commemorated on a memorial in Murrayville Cemetery, 21405 44th Langley V3A 4N8, British Columbia. Photograph courtesy of heritagebc.ca/war-monuments-memorials/murrayville-cemetery-cenotaph
Person Details
03 Jul 1898
Nottingham
Stanley was the eldest son of William Kidson and Florence Matilda Tyers (née Newbury). His father, William Kidson, was born in Basford, Nottingham, in 1873 (J/A/S Basford), the son of John and Margaret Tyers. In 1891 the family was living on Cambria Street, Nottingham, and William (17) was working as a groom. His mother, Florence Matilda Newbury, was born in Carrington, Nottingham, in 1874 (J/F/M Basford-Pollard), the daughter of Joseph and isabella Newbury; she was baptised on 6 January 1886 at Nottingham St Mark. In 1881 her family was living at 4 Alison Rise, Nottingham, and at the same address when she was baptised five years later. By 1891 the family was living on Dame Agnes Street, Nottingham; Florence (17) was a waitress at a restaurant. William and Florence were married in 1897 (A/M/J Nottingham) and had two sons, Stanley b. 3 July 1898 (J/A/S Nottingham) and Ernest William b. 1903 (J/A/S Nottingham). In 1901 William (27), a railway porter and guard, and Florence (27) were living at 94 Kentwood Road, Sneinton, with their first child, Stanley (2). Their second son Ernest was born two years later. The family has not been traced on the 1911 Census so it is likely that they had already emigrated to Canada. Stanley enlisted in Murrayville, British Columbia. The CWGC record gives his parents address as 2531 Woodland Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia.
09 Apr 1917
18
296945 - CWGC Website
687665
Enlisted in Murrayville, British Columbia, Canada
Private
Canadian Forces
2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion Stanley enlisted on 9 February 1916 at Murrayville, British Columbia. Stanley died on 8 April 1917 (not known if killed in action or died of wounds/disease) and was buried in Thelus Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (grave ref. IV. D. 1).
Stanley is commemorated on the war memorial in Murrayville Cemetery, 21405 44th Langley, V3A 4N8. The memorial was commemorated in 1921 to those who had died in the Great War but has since been dedicated to those who served the Second World War and Korea.
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  • Stanley is commemorated on a memorial in Murrayville Cemetery, 21405 44th Langley V3A 4N8, British Columbia. Photograph courtesy of heritagebc.ca/war-monuments-memorials/murrayville-cemetery-cenotaph
    Stanley Tyers - Stanley is commemorated on a memorial in Murrayville Cemetery, 21405 44th Langley V3A 4N8, British Columbia. Photograph courtesy of heritagebc.ca/war-monuments-memorials/murrayville-cemetery-cenotaph
  • Stanley is commemorated on a memorial in Murrayville Cemetery, 21405 44th Langley V3A 4N8, British Columbia. Photograph courtesy of heritagebc.ca/war-monuments-memorials/murrayville-cemetery-cenotaph
    Stanley Tyers - Stanley is commemorated on a memorial in Murrayville Cemetery, 21405 44th Langley V3A 4N8, British Columbia. Photograph courtesy of heritagebc.ca/war-monuments-memorials/murrayville-cemetery-cenotaph