Remembered with honour Loos Memorial: Panel 41.
He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action whilst being relieved from the front line near Loos Crassier. He had been recommended for a commission. Unfortunately, Stanley’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Stanley in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 12 May 1917; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 20 April 1918 and 19 April 1919.
Son of James and Martha (nee DALTON) HEMMING of Watford.
His parents married 1889 in the West Bromwich, Staffs, district. James died 1938 in the Watford district aged 71; Martha died 1946 in the Hendon, Middx, district aged 78.
Stanley was born 12 April 1896 in Willesden Green, Middx, and baptised 11 December 1898 at St Barnabas’, Clapham Common, London. He attended first Alexandra Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School, Watford, from 12 January 1903 to 3 September 1907; then Alexandra School, Watford, from 4 September 1907 to 30 July 1908; finally Watford Grammar School from 14 September 1908 to March 1914. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Leavesden, Herts, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 14 he lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings.
Date of death19/04/1917
Age at death21
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)