Stanley GORRING

Birthplace
Taroom
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Grazier
Enlisted
30-December-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
22
Status
Single
Service No
1119
Rank
Driver
Unit
42nd Battalion, D Company
Embarked
05-June-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Lance Corporal
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
8 January 1917
Place
Armentieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France 
Notes

Name on ROH: N.A. GORRING

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Cousin of 5318 Private Frank Eric Colthup (KIA) (not on Roll of Honour).

 

After four months training in England, Stanley Gorring proceeded to France in November 1916 and entered the front line in late-December. The winter conditions of 1916-17 at the Western Front were horrendous. In January 1917 Stanley was killed in action near Armentieres.

 

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