J. A. Stammers
Service no. 41606
Driver, Royal Field Artillery, “B” Bty. 155th Bde.
Enlisted in Deptford, south-east London; lived in Brixton
Killed in action on 4 November 1918, aged about 23
Remembered at Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France and on the war shrine at St Michael’s Church, Stockwell Park Road, London SW9 0DA
British Army WWI Service Records 1914-1920
Few details of John Alfred Stammers’ Army career survive. We know he joined the 186th Howitzer Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery on 6 September 1915 at Deptford as a Driver. He was described as 20 years and 306 days, 5 feet 5½ inches tall, with a 34½ inch chest (expandable by 2½ inches). His general physical development as “good” but he had a slight varicose vein on his right leg.
Information from the censuses
Junior clerk John Alfred Stammers, 16 in 1911, was an only child. His father commercial clerk John William Stammers, 43, was born in Islington (as was his son) and married to Phoebe Nellie Stammers, 42, from Shoreditch, his second wife. The family lived in four rooms at 64c Hackford Road, Stockwell.