Corporal Alfred William Stanton

{ Bill }

07 Jun 1928 - 24 Jan 1966

Alfred William ‘Bill’ Stanton was born in Middlesex in 1928. He joined The Suffolk Regiment as part of his National Service in 1946 and saw active service in Palestine.

Following his National Service he enlisted into one of his father’s old regiments, the Royal Scots in 1950.

After leaving the Royal Scots, Bill Stanton enlisted in 10 PARA (TA ) circa 1959/60.

Cpl Stanton died in 1966 when he was caught in an unfortunate accident at the LNER depot at which he was working. A boiler on an engine exploded as he was walking alongside it and he died a week or so later in hospital from his injuries.

He served with 10 PARA until his death and is now buried at Wealdstone Cemetery near Harrow.

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Alfred William Stanton

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  • L/Cpl 'Bill' Stanton at White City London, c1965.

    L/Cpl 'Bill' Stanton at White City London, c1965.

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Andrew Smith said:
Alfred William Stanton: Born 7th June 1928 in Mddlesex.
He was commonly known to his mates as 'Bill'.
Conscripted in 1946 he served with the Suffolks on active service in Palestine.
After national service he enlisted into one of my Grandfather's old regiments the Royal Scots in 1950.
We believe that during his time with RS he may have seen further active service as we have a photograph of him in uniform with at least two campaign ribbons, one of which would probably be from Palestine.
After finishing his time with RS he joined 10 Para possibly in 1959 or 1960.
He continued to serve with 10 Para untill his death in 1966.
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