7 October 2009

974503 Gunner Stanley Lenard Endersby, Royal Horse Artillery

974503 Gunner Stanley Lenard Endersby of the Royal Horse Artillery died on the 7th October 1944. He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery which in turn, according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) website, suggests that he was possibly a casualty from the Middle East who died of wounds in a Johannesburg hospital. This from CWGC:

"During the Second World War, there was a large military wing in the Johannesburg General Hospital and military hospitals at Baragwanath and Cottesloe. The Baragwanath hospital handled a large number of casualties sent from the Middle East. [The cemetery] contains 617 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War."

Stanley's middle name is spelt Lenard by the CWGC although this could be an error, (CWGC also spells his parents' surname as Endersly). He was born in Bedfordshire and was 24 years old when he died. He was the son of Albert William and Elsie May Endersby of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

CWGC gives the additional information that he was serving with 3 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery, whilst the War Graves Photographic Project which holds a photo of Gunner Endersby's last resting place notes that he was serving with "3 Anti-Tank Regt. Royal Artillery" at the time of his death.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Graves Photographic Project

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