Stanley enlisted in January 1918 at the age of 18, having been working as a clerk. He had his vaccinations, attended basic training at Claremont Camp and, as a Sapper, was sent to the Wireless Training School in Sydney. His progress in the recruitment process was overtaken by the end of hostilities and he was discharged from service.
After the war Stanley joined the Commonwealth Public Service and worked in Hobart.
Stanley’s story is part of our exhibition: Our Grateful Thanks and Loving Remembrance, a moving and deeply personal exhibition remembering the soldiers whose names are immortalised on the Ross War Memorial.