Stanley William AGNEW


AGNEW, Stanley William

Service Number: 4727
Enlisted: 13 October 1915, Enlisted in Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Millicent, South Australia, Australia, 26 September 1894
Home Town: Glencoe, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Milicent Public School, Millicent, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 26 September 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glencoe Soldiers Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Millicent War Memorial, Mount Gambier War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4727, Enlisted in Melbourne
7 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4727, 8th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
7 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4727, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
26 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, SN 4727, 57th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Agnew and Jemima Ellen (nee Brooks) Agnew of Glencoe, SA; brother of George Melville Agnew, Clementine Loulalah Agnew and Emily Ruth Agnew

2 September 1916 - to hospital with Bronchitis

10 October 1916 - to hospital with Measles

14 February 1917 - to hospital with Mumps

1 May 1917 - Court Martial finds him guilty and holds in detention for 60 days (served 56 the other 4 days were remitted) and fined 73 days pay for going AWOL after having been warned of embarkation for overseas

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal