LOGAN, Thomas Stanley
(Service number 6/2192)

Aliases Stanley, Stan
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 8 October 1889 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 13 February 1915 Age 25 yrs 3 mths
Address at Enlistment 6 Wilson Street, Timaru
Occupation Cabinetmaker
Previous Military Experience Timaru Rifle Club
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John LOGAN (father), 6 Wilson Street, Timaru
Religion Wesleyan
Medical Information Height 5 feet 3 inches. Weight 126 lbs. Chest measurement 32-34 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair brown. Sight and hearing good. Colour vision coreect. Limbs and chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Heart and lungs normal. Upper teeth false. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 17 April 1915
Transport Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns Gallipoli
Service Medals 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Gallipoli Medallion
Military Awards

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No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 7 August 1915 Age 25 yrs
Place of Death Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. Timaru Cemetery (memorial on parents' headstone).
Memorial Reference Panel 13. Timaru Cemetery - General Section, Row 83, Plot 159.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Bank Street Methodist Church Timaru Memorial

Biographical Notes

Thomas Stanley LOGAN, known as Stan, was born in 1889 in Timaru, the third son of John and Mary Jane LOGAN, of Timaru. Along with his brothers he was educated at Timaru Main School. At the time of enlisting Stan was a self-employed cabinetmaker; previously he had been working in the Wairarapa. Less than four months after embarking and just ten days after joining his Battalion at the Dradanelles, he was killed in action. His brother, George Hewish LOGAN, serving in the Australian Forces, was killed at Gallipoli the next day. Another brother Reuben Charles LOGAN also served in WWI, embarking with Stanley. S. T. Logan's name is inscribed on the Wesley Church Roll of Honour in the Bank Street Methodist Church. This Roll of Honour was unveiled at a very impressive service in early June 1915, after an address by the Rev. T. A. Joughin, opening with the words "Sorrow and pride mingle in the duty I have to perform" and while the "Litany for Army and Navy" was sung.


RE-DO; Timaru Herald, 7 June 1915 (Papers Past) [01 September 2014]

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