Nunn, Stanley Milton (3212)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 20 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 8 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3212            view online service record

Address:
Hodgins Street
Fitzroy, VIC

Next of Kin:
Herbert Edgar Nunn (father)
Buckley Street
Footscray, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 18 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion – 7th Reinforcements

Fate:
KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France


Unable to locate Hodgins Street, Fitzroy.

Private, 59 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, France, aged 21, commemorated V.C. Corner, Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France.

Mother: Francis Emily NUNN, born Port Melbourne, educated Perth SS, Western Australia. He enlisted from Fitzroy, mother in Footscray. His mother returned the circular from Brighton, nominating Caulfield as the primary place of association, perhaps not a surprise as he was listed as a jockey and stable assistant. Cousin: 1561, Charles Alexander NUNN, 21 Infantry, died of wounds, France, 6 August 1916 (South Melbourne Roll).

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says

    “I saw this man dead during the charge at Fleurbaix on July 19th. I saw him when I was on my way back after I was wounded. Several who were with me remarked how peaceful he looked. I think he must have been killed instantaneously. He was on No Man’s Land about 200 yards out of our trenches. He was lying by a hedge when I saw him” (Pte McLean, 2885, s.s. St. Dennis, Boulogne, July 29, 1916)

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