W. G. P. Stanton
Service no. 926496
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, “A” Bty. 290th Bde.
Born in Bethnal Green, east London; enlisted in London
Killed in action on 30 October 1917, aged 19
CWGC: “Son of John and Ellen Stanton, of 37 Lansdowne Road, South Lambeth Road, London.”
Remembered at St Julien Dressing Station Cemetery, Belgium
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 Stanton was a 13-year-old schoolboy living with his parents, John and Ellen, in three rooms at 43 Middleton Road, Dalston. John worked as a customs watcher, and Ellen as a tailoress, machining trousers. Their daughter Mary Ellen, 16, was a dressing-gown machinist. John Thomas Charles, 14, was a packing in a clothes warehouse.