Arnold Edward STACY

STACY, Arnold Edward

Service Number: 1104
Enlisted: 1 April 1916, Adelaide South Australia Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Clare, 3 June 1885
Home Town: Clare, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Clare State School, Clare, South Australia
Occupation: Book keeper on Yudnapinna Station, South Australia. (prior to enlistment)
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 10 June 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Clare Original Clare School WW1 Memorial, Clare Schools Old Scholars who Fell WW1 Memorial, Clare WW1 Memorial Arch, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide South Australia Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1104, 43rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1104, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
10 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 1104, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1104 awm_unit: 11th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1917-06-10

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NOTE:  Arnold Edward STACY - can also be found under  "STACEY".

Description: Single; 31yrs old; 5’ 9” tall;  142lbs; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair; Presbyterian (feet slightly flat).

Father  Thomas Sheppard Stacy  (died in 1907) and  Mother  Emma Penelope (nee Smith).

Next of kin (in service):- Brother   Ralph Shepherd STACY (aged 20yrs) - sservice number 1017 enlisted 13/1/1916. Methodist. (same mother on Embarkation Roll).

Other training:   In his father’s store keeping business.



Embarked out of Outer Harbour, South Australia - as a Private.


19/7/1916            Disembarked  Marseilles

23/8/1916            Trfd to 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery (England)

10/11/1916         Promoted to Corporal  in the 11th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery

23/11/1916         Proceeded o/s to France

10/6/1917            Killed in Action in the field - France  (32yrs old)



WWI Star  1914-1915;  British War medal (49473);  Victory medal (48873); Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (325727).



Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan  16 June 2014.  Lest we forget.