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

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Sawmill hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs H. LATTA (mother), North Road, Oamaru
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, B Company
Date 9 May 1918
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Regiment

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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 ( [20 March 2022]; Timaru Herald, 8 August 1919 (Papers Past) [16 March 2022]

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