Major Talbot Anstruther Stanley, QSA, ASC

1883 Dec 17. Born Manchester

1891 census at Campsbourne, St Ronans Road, Portsea, Portsmouth

1901 census at 10, Waverley Grove, Portsmouth

1901 Aug 26. 3rd Battalion, the South Staffordshire .Regiment, The undermentioned Gentlemen to be Second Lieutenants :— Talbot Anstruther Stanley. On the medal roll for KSA and QSA

1904 Transfers to ASC as 2nd Lt

1906 Jan 26 Promoted Lt in ASC

1907 May 16 Joins the Freemasons in Kingston Jamaica, He resigned Dec 1908. He wsa a Lt

1909 Apr/Jun He married Marie Louise Reed of Baltimore U.S. A. They married in Ireland. This was her second marriage as she had a son named Jack Reed. They divorced in 1926

1911 census at 7 Wenlock Terrace York

1914 Aug 9. Lands in France

1914 Nov 30. Capt T A Stanley to be Temp Major. ASC

1920 Feb 4. Major T A Stanley retires on retired pay

1921 Jan 10. Joined ADRIC with service no 1458. Posted to Depot

1921 Feb 12. Discharged medically unfit.

After leaving the ADRIC he seemed to be somewhat dependent on casual employment and lived periodically with his aunt, Lottie Dean, at Hintlesham. A family member recalled being presented by him with a very large mongrel dog, which quickly had to be found another home. One job which he undertook, while staying with Aunt Lottie was as a turnstile operator at the Wembley Exhibition in 1924 and 25. He is somewhat scurrilously described at that time in a book entitled 'Suffolk Childhood' by Simon Dewes. (Hutchinson 1929)

1926 Divorces his wife. Divorce Court File: 2502. Appellant: Talbot Anstruther Stanley. Respondent: Marie Louise Stanley. Co-respondent: [...] McDonald. Type: Husband's petition for divorce

1927 Jan 21. Talbot died of pneumonia in Colchester Hospital .