Cadet Sergeant: Stanley George CRAFT


  Cadet Sergeant: Stanley George CRAFT

Temporary Corporal: 13981. 13th Field Artillery Brigade 113 Battery. WW1

Born: 10th April 1896. Newtown, New South Wales, Australia.


Wife: Hulda Craft. 

Died:  13th November 1966. Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia. Death Cert:39494/1966.

Father: William Craft.

Mother: Rose Craft.



AUSTRALIA SENIOR CADETS COMMONWEALTH MILITARY COMPETITIONS, Brigade Competitions 1912-13 Champion Team. Sergt: S.G.Craft. 33rd Battn. Engraved.

The Competition was held at Sydney, 6-7 June 1913. K Coy 36th Battn was the Newington College cadet unit. An account of the presentation of medals stated that a parade of four companies of cadets, inspected by Lieutenant-Colonel A. W. Wallack, C.B., District Commandant, took place on the Newington College grounds on Saturday afternoon 14 March 1914. The occasion was the presentation of gold medals, silver badges, and ribbons to the champion team in the Commonwealth series of military competitions.

Companies from areas 34A (Enmore), 35A (Marrickville), 36A (Stanmore), and 36B (Petersham) took part in the parade, and as the young soldiers wheeled, formed, re-formed, and after a variety of evolutions finally marched, colours flying and bands playing, past the District Commandant and his staff, the spectacle was not lacking in impressiveness, though, except for the winning company, the marching occasionally would have been none the worse for a little more drill.

Among those present were Lieutenant-Colonel Wallack, Lieutenant-Colonel Luscombe, A.A.G., Lieutenant Brown, A. and I. Staff, Colonel Cox, 8th Lancers, Colonel Pearce, A.F.A., Rev. C. J. Prescott, headmaster of Newington College, Captain Smith, brigade major of the 9th Brigade, Major Buchanan, CO of 36th Battalion, Major Reddish, CO of 35th Battalion, Captain Caunt, CO of 34th Battalion, and the officers commanding companies. A large silver shield, presented by the British Australian Tobacco Company, was also won by K Company.

Stanley enlisted with the 13th Field Artillery Brigade on the 3rd October 1916 and served with 113 Howitzer Battery and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT "Osterley" on the 10th February and disembarked at Plymouth England on the 11th April 1917.  Stanley embarked for France via Southampton on the 15th August 1917 and was Taken on in Strength with the 1st Field Artillery before being transferred to the 13th Field Artillery. Stanley returned to Australia on the 8th July 1919.

Stanley served during World War 2, service number N257899.

Family Information

Stanley was a single 20 year old Cabinet Maker from "Canberra" Fairmont Street, Lakemba, N.S.W.

Stanley is buried at Woronara Cemetery, N.S.W. Garden Court Shrub Garden Everg Fam Shb Gdn 9, 0044

Military Records

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