C. J. Stanley
Service no. 2862
Driver, Royal Field Artillery, 2nd/47th Div. Ammunition Col.
Died on 14 September 1916, aged about 24
Remembered at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France
In 1911 Charles James Stanley, a carter for a confessioner, lived in four rooms at 23 Clarence Street, Studley Road, Stockwell with his widowed mother, Henrietta (née Coleman), 46, who was born in Lambeth, and four of his seven siblings and other members of his extended family. He was 19 and worked as a carter.
Stanley was born in 1891 and baptised at St Andrew’s, Stockwell Green on 17 May 1893. His father, William Heysed Stanley, was a house decorator and the family lived at 19 Lingham Street.
In 1912 Charles James Stanley married Dorothy Mary Elizabeth Smith. A daughter, Dorothy Rose Muriel, was born in 1913 and a son, Charles Frederick Henry, posthumously, in 1917.
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 Charles James Stanley lived in four rooms at 23 Clarence Street, Studley Road with his widowed mother, Henrietta Stanley, 46, who was born in Lambeth. He was 19 and a carter. His siblings were:
William Stanley, 27, a butcher’s assistant, born in Lambeth
Minnie Stanley, 21, a “layer on”, born in Lambeth
Ernest Stanley, 11, born in Clapham
Ethel Stanley, 8, born in Stanley
Henrietta Stuart, 26, married, born in Lambeth
Henrietta Stuart’s, husband, Sidney Stuart, 27, a general labourer, born in Bermondsey
Minnie Stuart, 1, their daughter, born in Clapham
Alice Stuart, 6 months, born in Lambeth
Henrietta had had 10 children, seven surviving.