Biography of Private John Edward Stanton (35891)
Northumberland Fusiliers
25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish)
Died 17th October 1917

Soldier

  • Name: John Edward Stanton
  • Date of birth: 1898
  • Place of Birth: Pointon, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1898
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father

  • Name: George Edward Stanton
  • DOB: 21 June 1876
  • Place of Birth: Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Blacksmith Journeyman

Mother

  • Name: Fanny Holland
  • DOB: 20 June 1876
  • Place Of Birth: Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1895 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • John Edward Stanton, 1897, Pointon
    George Stanton, 1901, Pointon
    Doris Evelyn Stanton , 1907, Aslackby
    Raymond Stanton, 1910, Aslackby
    Plus 3 more which names are unknown taken from the 1911 census

Census

  • 1901: John is living with his parents in Pointon, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: John is living with his parents in Aslackby, Lincolnshire.

Relatives in services

  • None found

Marriage

  • No marriage for John has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 3rd November 1917.
    District Roll Of Honour
    Private J E Stanton of Aslackby
    This sad news reached Mr and Mrs George E Stanton of Aslackby, on Oct 23rd that Pte John Edward Stanton, Northumberland Fusiliers their eldest son had died from wounds in the shoulder and knee. He was admitted to the 61st Casualty Clearing Station on October 15th and passed away on the 17th. On reaching the age of 18 years, Pte Stanton attested and joined the Army on Jan 18th last. Quiet and unassuming in manner, he had a mast of friends. Although a soldier’s life did not appeal to him he never complained and willingly gave his life for his country. He was a member of the Church choir and a bell ringer before enlistment and when honoured his last leave occupied his usual place in the choir. Sincere sympathy is expressed by the parishioners to the bereaved parents, who are highly respected in the parish in their sad loss. A memorial service for the deceased soldier will be held in the Parish Church on Sunday Nov 11th at 3pm.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private John Edward Stanton, 35891, Northumberland Fusiliers 25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish) was killed in action on 17th October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders

Pension Records

  • None found

Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Aslackby, plaque in St James’ Church

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private John Edward Stanton 35891, 25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn Northumberland Fusiliers who died on 17th October 1917 Remembered with Honour, Dozinghem Military Cemetery

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne
  • Died of wounds

 

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.

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