Stringer, Stanley Frederick


War Service:
Private Stanley Frederick Stringer, Number 1 Company, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards was killed in action on the 28th September 1915, aged 18. He enlisted in November 1914.

He was initially reported as missing in action but his family later received notification that he had been killed at Vermelles, France. The following September the family placed a “In Memoriam” notice in The Lewisham Borough News: “Stringer – In proud and loving memory of Stanley F Stringer who nobly answered his country’s call on November 5 1914 and was called home from scenes of battle on September 28 1915 – From Mum and Dad, Harold, Eddie and Daisy.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at St Andrew's Church, Catford and Hither Green School.

He was the son of Frederick and Mary Eliza Ann Stringer of 86 Killearn Road, Catford. He was educated at Hither Green School and afterwards worked for four years at Messrs Abbott Bros on Springbank Road. He then worked in the butchery department of the Arsenal Co-Operative store in Rushey Green before enlisting


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