LATTA, Stanley Robert
(Service number 72327)
|Aliases||Born LATTA Robert Stanley Linn|
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||26 October 1897||Place of Birth||Taylorville, West Coast|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs H. LATTA (mother), North Road, Oamaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||37th Reinforcements, B Company|
|Date||9 May 1918|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||18 May 1964||Age||66 years|
|Place of Death||Dunedin|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin|
|Memorial Reference||Block 23S, Plot 25|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Robert Stanley Linn Latta was born on 26 October 1897 at Taylorville, West Coast, the eldest of the thirteen children of Robert and Helen (née Patterson) Latta. A sawmill hand when he enlisted, he named his mother as next-of-kin – Mrs H. Latta, North Road, Oamaru.
Private S. R. Latta embarked on 9 May 1918 with the 37th Reinforcements, leaving for Liverpool, England, by the “Maunganui”. S. R. Latta returned to New Zealand by the “Somerset” which was due at Lyttelton about 12 August 1919. He was headed for Timaru where his parents had been since 1918.
Stanley died on 18 May 1964 at Dunedin, aged 66 years. He was buried at Andersons Bay Cemetery where a services plaque marks his grave.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 March 2022]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2022]; Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, burial record & headstone image (Dunedin City Council) [20 March 2022]; NZ Electoral rolls (ancestry.com.au) [20 March 2022]; Timaru Herald, 8 August 1919 (Papers Past) [16 March 2022]
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