Personal Stories from the 1914-18 War

WILLIAM STANLEY

From Mrs Warriner's writings:

"1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment,  10th Brigade – 4th Division

"Volunteered for service September 1914; called up December 28th 1914: went to Budbrook(?) barracks, then to Parkhurst, Isle of Wight for training; started for the Front on June 1st 1915, landed at Rouen, then on to Ypres; held the line till 1916, then to the Somme, battle of Serre Wood 1st July 1916; under General Aylmer Hunter-Weston saw a lot of fighting; came home on leave December 1916 for 10 days. On return to the Somme was in a big battle at Arras, when we pushed the Germans back; then on to the La Bassee front, where there was another battle; then on to Albert front where we had two battles in eleven days, and lost all four Captains; back to the push at Perronne, the last great offensive, where I was wounded on the 22nd October 1918, and was in hospital till 13th January 1919 when I was demobbed.

"1914-15 Star - Victory Service Medals; four Blue Service Stripes and Gold Stripe for wounds."