AYLING, George Stanbury
(Service number 52555)

Aliases Known as Stanbury
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Corporal


Date 21 November 1893 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Geraldine
Occupation Motor garage proprietor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs A. E. AYLING (mother), Geraldine; 10 Butler Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
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 27th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 16 July 1917
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
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 30 October 1978 Age 84 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru
Memorial Reference Ashes scattered
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Stanbury Ayling, known as Stanbury, was born on 21 November 1893 at Dunedin (as recorded in his personnel file), the son of George Thomas and Annie Edith (née Stanbury) Ayling. Stanbury was educated at Temuka School and, after time at a private school, at Christchurch East School.

George Stanbury Ayling was a motor mechanic, residing at Geraldine with his mother, when he attested. George Thomas and Annie Edith may have gone their separate ways when Stanbury and his sister Dorothy were still young. Stanbury married Martha Louisa Johns in 1920 in England. Both were cremated at Salisbury Park, Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 September 2020]; School Admission records [30 September 2020]; Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru, records [30 September 2020]; Star, 15 December 1916 (Papers Past) [28 September 2020]

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