Stanley Thomas Stokes

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
April 9th, 1917
Ecoivres Military Cemetery - Pas de Calais, France - VI.E.3.
Commemorated at: 
Victoria Public School Honour Roll
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Greater London
Birth city: 
London, Haringey, Hornsey
Address at enlistment: 
299 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
299 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Cause and Place of Death: Previously reported Missing now Killed in Action

BX April 26, 1917

Mrs. J. Stokes, 299 Dalhousie Street, has received word that her youngest son, Stanley Thomas Stokes, is officially reported missing since April 9. Her husband and two sons left with the first Brant County Battalion.

BX May 9, 1917

He Died Like a Brave Soldier – Brave Tribute Paid by Khaki Clad Soldier To His Son, Killed at Vimy – Pte. Stanley Thomas Stokes

“He died like many another brave soldier, and I am proud of him.”

Although probably heart-broken at the time, so wrote Pte. H. J. Stokes, a Brantford father who went overseas with two of his sons in the first Brant County battalion, writing home to his wife to break the news that one of his boys had given up his life.

Some time ago Private Stanley Tom Stokes of 299 Dalhousie Street was reported missing. Now he is reported killed in action. His father, Private Horace James Stokes who along with his other son, Horace were in the same battle, in writing to his wife here gives the story of his death.

He was killed, the father says about three hours after the start of the big drive on Easter Monday. He and four others were hit by a shell and he died at a dressing station. He was buried in a military cemetery about three miles from where he fell. “He died like many another brave soldier, and I am proud of him,” continues the soldier father. “Horace and I both went through the hell without a scratch, and you can understand how relieved I felt when I met him in the trench which was our objective, some two miles from where we jumped off.” 

BX June 20, 1917

Killed in Action

In this morning’s casualty list Pte. Stanley Thomas Stokes of Brantford is reported killed in action. This is thought to be Stanley Stokes, 299 Dalhousie Street, who went overseas when 18 years of age with the first overseas battalion from the 38th Dufferin Rifles.