Private Kenneth Cyril STANLEY

1939 Register: Mansion House, Crich
John R STANLEY; b. 19 Aug 1896; Coal Cutting Machinist below ground; married
Elsie M STANLEY; b. 11 March 1895; Unpaid domestic duries; married
Joyce E. BATE (STANLEY); b. 1 December 1919; Bottle Filler Pickle factory; single
Four redacted entries of which Kenneth was one along with his brother Eric
[ RG101/5941C/007/15 Letter Code: RCHP]

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour
Name: Kenneth Cyril STANLEY
Born: 1924 Aged 20
Death: 22 January 1944
Number: 4987667
Rank: Private
Unit: 1st Battalion
Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Grave: VI.J.6
Cemetery: Minturno War Cemetery
Country: Italy
Information: Son of John Robert and Elsie Minnie Stanley, of Crich, Derbyshire

Minturno War Cemetery

John Robert and Elsie Minnie STANLEY lost two sons in 1944; Kenneth in the January and Eric in the August.

Ripley and Heanor News 8 October 1943

photo Kenneth Stanley 1943

Loving birthday greetings to our dear son and brother, Private Kenneth STANLEY, of Crich, serving in Sicily, on his 20th birthday, October 8
If all the world was ours to give, we’d give it, yes, and more, to see the face of him we love, come smiling through the door.
with all our love, from Mam, Dad, brothers and Sister and Fiancé Dorothy.

Ripley & Heanor News & Ilkeston Division Free Press 3 March 1944
Pte. Kenneth Stanley (20), second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Stanley, Archway Cottage, Crich, is officially reported missing.
He joined the Army in June in 1942 went overseas in June 1943 and has seen service in Sicily and Italy.
Before joining the Forces Pte. Stanley was employed at Messrs. Stevenson's Dye Works.