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John Edward Stanton

Biography of Private John Edward Stanton (35891)
Northumberland Fusiliers
25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish)
Died 17th October 1917

Under Construction


John Edward Stanton

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Pointon, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jan – Mar 1898

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for John has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
George Edward Stanton

Father’s DOB:
21 June 1876

Father’s Place of Birth:
Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Blacksmith Journeyman

Mother’s Name:
Fanny Holland

Mother’s DOB:
20 June 1876

Mothers POB:
Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1895 Bourne district

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
John Edward Stanton, 1897, Pointon
George Stanton, 1901, Pointon
Doris Evelyn Stanton , 1907, Aslackby
Raymond Stanton, 1910, Aslackby
Plus 3 more which names are unknown taken from the 1911 census

1901 Census:
John is living with his parents in Pointon.

1911 Census:
John is living with his parents in Aslackby.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions:

Grantham Journal Saturday 3rd November 1917.
District Roll Of Honour
Private J E Stanton of Aslackby
This sad news reached Mr and Mrs George E Stanton of Aslackby, on Oct 23rd that Pte John Edward Stanton, Northumberland Fusiliers their eldest son had died from wounds in the shoulder and knee. He was admitted to the 61st Casualty Clearing Station on October 15th and passed away on the 17th. On reaching the age of 18 years, Pte Stanton attested and joined the Army on Jan 18th last. Quiet and unassuming in manner, he had a mast of friends. Although a soldier’s life did not appeal to him he never complained and willingly gave his life for his country. He was a member of the Church choir and a bell ringer before enlistment and when honoured his last leave occupied his usual place in the choir. Sincere sympathy is expressed by the parishioners to the bereaved parents, who are highly respected in the parish in their sad loss. A memorial service for the deceased soldier will be held in the Parish Church on Sunday Nov 11th at 3pm.

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
Not found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private John Edward Stanton, 35891, Northumberland Fusiliers 25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish) was killed in action on 17th October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
John’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Aslackby, plaque in St James’ Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private John Edward Stanton 35891, 25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn Northumberland Fusiliers who died on 17th October 1917 Remembered with Honour, Dozinghem Military Cemetery

More information:

Dozinghem Military Cemetery

John Edward Staton


Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.