Stanley Gordon WISE


WISE, Stanley Gordon

Service Number: 2253
Enlisted: 19 August 1914
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 5th Australian Field Artillery Battery
Born: Ballarat,Victoria, 1890
Home Town: Linton, Golden Plains, Victoria
Schooling: Golden Point State School & Linton State School
Occupation: Driver
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 16 August 1917
Cemetery: Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium
III B 13, Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Reninghelst, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Linton Methodist Sunday School Roll of Honour, Linton Old Lintonians Association Roll of Honor, Linton State School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2253, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
19 Sep 1914: Involvement Driver, SN 2253, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
19 Sep 1914: Embarked Driver, SN 2253, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Geelong, Melbourne
16 Aug 1917: Involvement Bombardier, SN 2253, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
18 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, 5th Australian Field Artillery Battery

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Mardling and Mary McDonald WISE

Bmdr Stanley Gordon Wise, killed in action, was attached to the 5th battery 2nd F. A. Brigade, 1st Division A.I.F. He was the son of Mr and Mrs J. M. Wise of Linton, and was born in Ballarat East. He  attended the Golden Point State school and Town Mission Sunday School until the age of eight years, when his pa rents removed to Linton, where he finished his education at the Linton State school,  under Mr A. J. N. Horan. He was working in Melbourne when war was declared, and enlisted and left with the First Expeditionary Forces as ammu nition driver in 3rd F. A. Brigade. From Egypt he went to  Gallipoli, and was after wards transferred to France, where he was promoted to bombardier. He was officially reported killed in action on 16.8.17. His brother, Harold, is on active service in France.