Service number : W0
Conflict : WW2
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Additional information on the memorial: Corps of Royal Engineers
There is no record of this casualty on Commonwealth War Graves Commission or the WW2 Army Roll of Honour.
The death of Wilfred J.A. Stanley aged 29 is registered in the September Quarter 1944 under the Pershore Registration District.
Berrow’s Worcester Journal, Saturday 5th August 1944:
LATE MR. W.J. STANLEY
Mr Wilfred John Stanley, late of the Royal Engineers (B.N.A.F.), died on Tuesday at his home, 74, High Street, Pershore.
Ex-Sapper Stanley, who was 29 years of age and unmarried, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy A. Stanley, of that address. He was of the same profession as his father, who is a master plumber, and shortly after the outbreak of the war he left the firm of Messrs. Allards, builders of Worcester Road, Evesham, to assist his father. He joined the Royal Engineers in the spring of 1942, and served in North Africa. His long illness followed an accident. He returned to England in the early part of the present year and before under-going an operation in Queen’s Hospital, Birmingham, received his discharge from the army. The funeral was arranged to take place at Pershore Abbey yesterday (Friday).
The report includes a photograph of Mr W.J. Stanley.