Stanley Gordon NANCARROW

NANCARROW, Stanley Gordon

Service Number: 3448
Enlisted: 1 December 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Blyth, 17 May 1894
Home Town: Wallaroo, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Blyth and Crystal Brook Public Schools, Adelaide High School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 April 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide Cambrai WW1 Roll of Honour, Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kadina & District WW1 Roll of Honor, Kadina Town Hall WW1 & WW2 Roll of Honour, Kadina War Memorial Arch, Sedan Institute Honour Roll, Sedan Pioneers and War Memorial and Flagpole, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 Dec 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3448, 50th Infantry Battalion
10 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, 3448, 50th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Seang Bee embarkation_ship_number: A48 public_note: ''
10 Feb 1917: Embarked Private, 3448, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Henry NANCARROW and Lucy Olive nee PIGGOTT

The late Pte. Stanley Gordon Nancarrow was born at Blyth on May 17, 1894. He received his education under his father at the Blyth and Crystal Brook Public Schools; and, having won a scholarship in 1907, he spent two years at the Adelaide High School. Leaving school, he entered the service of the Bank of Adelaide, and gave promise of a most successful career. He was popular with a wide circle of friends. He was a capable athlete, and played tennis for some time with the Hyde Park Club. When the war began he enlisted for service abroad, but his health failed, and he was discharged as  medically unfit. His courageous spirit would not accept this decision, and after many futile attempts he was again accepted, and went into Mitcham Camp on January 9, 1917. A month later he sailed for Europe. In France he served with the Lewis gun section of the 50th Battalion, and on April 25 last (Anzac Day) was killed in action.

Commemorated in Wallaroo Cemetery and North Brighton Cemetery