Trooper Eric Henry STANLEY

Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press

Eric Stankey photo

He was serving with the British North Africa Forces (B.N.A.F.)

1939 Register: Mansion House, Crich
John R STANLEY; b. 19 Aug 1896; Coal Cutting Machinist below ground; married
Elsie M STANLEY; b. 11 March 1895; Unpaid domestic duries; married
Joyce E. BATE (STANLEY); b. 1 December 1919; Bottle Filler Pickle factory; single
Four redacted entries of which Eric was one along with his brother Kenneth
[ RG101/5941C/007/15 Letter Code: RCHP]

Commonwealth War Graves Commission


CWGC certificate for Eric Stanley

Arezzo war Cemetery, Italy

John Robert and Elsie Minnie STANLEY lost two sons in 1944; Kenneth in the January and Eric in the August.

Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press 9 July 1943
ENGAGEMENTS
STANLEY–ALLEN

The engagement is announced between Trooper Eric Stanley, serving in B.N.A.F. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Stanley (Crich) to Miss Joyce Allen, daughter of Mrs E. Allen (Heanor)

Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press 14 January 1944
GREETINGS
Loving birthday Greetings for our dear son and brother , TROOPER ERIC STANLEY of Crich, serving with the B.N.A.F., for your 22nd birthday Jan 3rd.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Your face we long to see
God guide you safely through this war
And bring you back to us once more
– From Mum, Dad, Brothers and Sister