PREECE, Stanley Frank
(Service number 64914)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 9 July 1897 Place of Birth Manaia, Taranaki

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waihao Downs, via Waimate
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin J. PREECE (father), Waihao Downs, via Waimate, Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 37th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 23 April 1918
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Wellington Destination Southampton, Hampshire, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 7 January 1965 Age 67 years
Place of Death Waimate
Notices Timaru Herald, 8 January 1965
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Stanley Frank Preece was the second son of James and Maria Leah (née Eagle) Preece. The family had moved from Taranaki to Waihao Downs some time prior to World War One. Stanley married Margaret Evelyn Mewburn in 1921. She survived him by more than twenty years.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 April 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 April 2017]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [05 April 2017]

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