Stanley Victor Coney

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Stanley Victor Coney
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 3 Jul 1896
Place of Birth Weymouth, England
Death 26 Feb 1969, aged 72
Place of Death Subiaco, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 19 years, 11 months
Description 5'5" (1.65m) tall ; 125lbs
56.699 kg
; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; light brown hair
Occupation Clerk
Religion Church of England
Address NOK c/- East Cannington Post Office
Next of Kin Father , Mr James Coney
Military Information
Reg Number 24372
Date of Enlistment 29 Feb 1916
Rank Temp Corporal
Unit/Formation 3rd Division Ammunition Column, Section 1
Date of Embarkation 27 Jun 1916 ‒ 20 Aug 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A37 Barambah
Date of Return 9 Dec 1918 ‒ 15 Jan 1919
Ship Returned On SS Leicestershire
Fate Wounded in Action (gassed) 13 Nov 1917
Returned to Australia - medical
Monument none as yet
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal



Pre War

Emigrated to Australia between 1901 and 1902 with his parents.

War Service

Stanley entered camp on 28 Feb 1916 and was allocated to Artillery Reinforcements, requiring him to travel to Victoria to undertake specialist training. On 1 Jun 1916 he was allocated to No 1 Section of the 3rd Division's Ammunition Column with him being taken on strength in England on 28 Aug 1916. Between 11 and 29 Sep 1916 Stan was in the 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital Bulford with VD. On 24 Nov 1916 he proceeded to France.

In France, Stanley spent from 20 - 24 Jan 1917 in hospital being treated for Scabies. On 9 May 1917 he was detached to the 8th Field Artillery Brigade, and on 13 Nov 1917 was wounded in action (gassed). Seen by the 9th Australian Field Ambulance he was passed back to the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station on 15 Nov 1917 who placed him in an Ambulance Train for the 35th General Hospital in Calais. Admitted by them on 19 Nov 1917, he was evacuated to England on 30 Nov 1917 aboard HS Pieter de Coninck. In England he was admitted to the Cheltenham Military Hospital the same day. On 4 Jan 1918 he was released to the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, and then sent on furlough from 26 Jan - 9 Feb 1918.

Returning from leave he reported to the No. 4 Command Depot, Tidworth and following an assessment of his health, on 14 Jun 1918 he was taken on strength of the permanent Cadre at No. 4 Command Depot, and appointed acting E.D.P. Corporal. On 1 Oct 1918 he was promoted Temporary Corporal. On 3 Dec 1918 Stan marched out to the No.2 Command Depot at Weymouth from where he was sent home to Australia suffering from "effort syndrome"' (an anxiety reaction characterised by quick fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, etc.)

Discharged by the 5th Military District on 25 Feb 1919.

Post War

Married Adele Bernadette Nowotney during 1920 in Perth. Adele died 11 Feb 1982 in Subiaco aged 84.

Electoral Roll entries: 1921 - 1925 at 75 Redfern street, Subiaco, public sevrant; 1931 Customs officer in Broome; 1934 - 1968 at 75 Redfern street Subiaco, public servant

In 1958 records exist of a return journey form Hong Kong to Fremantle aboard the MS Kristen Bakke, arriving in Fremantle on 27 January. Address at the time was 75 Redfern street, Subiaco.

Notes

Exact address uncertain, father moved around regularly, but included in website. Possible addition to RSL Honour Board.

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