Rank Lieutenant
Service No  Unknown
Date of Death 08/12/1917
Age 28
Regiment/Service Norfolk Yeomanry
Cemetery Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel

 

Stanley was born at 32 Primrose Hill Road, Hampstead, on 20th September 1889 to George Buszard (1853-1935), a confectioner, and his wife, Sarah (1850-1931). He had three older brothers: William (1878-1901), George (1880-1913) and Frank (1882-1951).

Stanley was educated at University College School, Hampstead, and was a member of the school's Officers’ Training Corps (OTC). He then attended Christ’s College, Cambridge, matriculating in 1908, as a medical student. The 1911 census records him boarding in Felixstowe and studying medicine. Prior to the war he was a private in the Inns of Court OTC in central London, being commissioned in August 1910. He described his profession as 'analytical chemist'.

Stanley, enlisted as a private and became a Lance Corporal on 10th January 1916. He was made a Second Lieutenant (on probation) on 29th July 1916. Just over 2 months later, he arrived in Alexandria, Egypt, to begin his military duties with the Norfolk Yeomanry. They became the 12th (Yeomanry) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment in 1917 whilst serving in Egypt. During 1917, he and his comrades moved towards the Holy Land and fought to regain territory from the Turks. Stanley was killed in action while part of the Allied forces that were attempting to recapture Jerusalem from the Turks, who abandoned the city the morning after his death, which was reported by the 74th casualty clearing station. 

Stanley married Beatrice Lilian Wheaton (b. 1885) at St James’ Muswell Hill, on 22nd October 1916. His address was 11, Mountfield Road, Finchley and hers was The Croft, Tetherdown, Muswell Hill. Probate records indicate that Stanley left £194 13s 3d to his widow.

Stanley's parents are listed in the electoral registers of the 1920s as living at 11 Mountfield Road, just 0.2 miles from St Luke's Finchley. His father appears for the last time as resident at the address in 1934.