PRATTLEY, Stanley John
(Service number 7/2128)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 10 November 1892 Place of Birth Winchester

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 57 Guise Street, Temuka
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Elizabeth PRATTLEY (mother), 57 Guise Street, Temuka
Religion Methodist
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 9th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 13 April 1971 Age 78 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Old Lawn, Plot 698
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Stanley John Prattley was born on 10 November 1892 at Winchester, the son of Frederick and Elizabeth (née Bryan) Prattley. He was educated at Winchester, Seadown and Temuka schools. S. J. Prattley, 7/2128, of Temuka, returned to New Zealand per the “Kia Ora”, embarking at Liverpool in March 1919, the draft being due at Lyttelton on 7 May 1919. He married Mary Elizabeth (Molly) Davidson in 1922. He died on 13 April 1971, aged 78 years, and was buried in Ashburton Cemetery, Molly with him in 1973. His brother Horace James Prattley was killed in action in 1916 in France, and another, Oliver Albert Prattley, was called up.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [27 June 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [30 June 2020]; Ashburton Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Ashburton District Council) [30 June 2020]; New Zealand Times, 26 April 1919 (Papers Past) [27 June 2020]

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