Samuel Carl Richard (Dick) STASINOWSKY

STASINOWSKY, Samuel Carl Richard

Service Number: 3229
Enlisted: 3 November 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Baldina, Goyder - South Australia, 12 February 1896
Home Town: Burra (SA), Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Baldina Public School & Point Pass College, South Australia
Occupation: Blacksmith striker
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 16 October 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Burra Loyal Burra Lodge Court Unity AOF No 3015 WW1 Roll of Honor, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

3 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3229, 50th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3229, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Berrima embarkation_ship_number: A35 public_note: ''
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3229, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
16 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3229, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Cheryl Hutchins

Embarkation Roll ( incorrectly records Surname as STASINOWAKY

"...3229 Private Samuel Carl Richard Stasinowsky, 50th Battalion. A blacksmith’s striker from Kooringa, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 8th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 16 December 1916 aboard HMAT Berrima (A35) for Devonport, England. After training with the 13th Training Battalion at Codford he joined his battalion on the Western Front near Ploegsteert, Belgium in mid-July 1917. Pte Stasinowsky was killed in action at Broodseinde Ridge on 16 October 1917. He has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. He was aged 21 years." - SOURCE (

Letter dated 22nd July 1922

Received the Scroll with heartfelt thanks.  My son S.C.R.Stasinowsky No.3229 50th Battalion.  Was my only Son.  His father died when 8 years old and his sister 4 years.  Have been a widow coming 17 years on the 31st. of August.  The tears often flow: Still he died a noble death.  He said Mother if don't come back, cannot die for a better cause.  Am coming 64 years on the 9th September.  Yours faithfully W.A. Stasinowsky