Stanley FRENCH

Badge Number: S3312

FRENCH, Stanley

Service Number: 5361
Enlisted: 24 January 1916, at Adelaide
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 106th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Battery
Born: London, England, October 1895
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5361, 10th Infantry Battalion, at Adelaide
11 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 5361, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
11 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 5361, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 5361, 106th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Battery

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Biography contributed by Saint Ignatius' College

Stanley was 20 years of age when he signed up to be an active participant in war service.  He was born in England, however, his family migrated to Australia and lived in Port Adelaide, South Australia. Stanley French was single before and during the war, because of this Stanley French did not have any children. He was a member of The Church of England before he went to war. Before the war, he was a driver and this occupation assisted him in his early War duties. Stanley began the war as a private and seemed to remain this ranking for the duration of his war service. 

Stanley embakred from Australia in April 1916 and spent the rest of that year and all of 1917 training with artillery units in England. He joined the 106th Battery in France in February 1918 and served out the war with them. He departed England on 29 May 1919 and arrived back in Australia on 22 July 1919.