Stanton, George


War Service:
Private KS/210 GEORGE STANTON of 1st battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) died on 18 April 1915, aged 35.

At 7pm on 17 April 1/RWK attacked ‘Hill 60’, a mound of spoil excavated from a cutting through the Zandvoorte Ridge used by German observers to direct artillery fire. The hill was captured with only 7 casualties but defending it against prolonged German counter attacks cost the battalion 12 officers and over 300 other ranks.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the Sydenham South Suburban Gas Works war memorial.

He was the son of Mrs. M. Stanton of 7, Miall Road, Lower Sydenham and husband of Mrs. A. Partridge (formerly Stanton), of 7, Crown Place, Southend Lane.

Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1914 –1919 by C T Atkinson

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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