BAILEY, Stanley Frank
(Service number 35773)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Private


Date 22 November 1895 Place of Birth Templeton

Enlistment Information

Date 22 September 1916 Age 20 years 10 months
Address at Enlistment Waihaorunga
Occupation Mechanic
Previous Military Experience D Company 2nd South Canterbury Regiment - serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs F. BAILEY (mother), Starven Street, Lower Riccarton, Christchurch
Religion Church of England
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 22nd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 15 February 1917
Transport Moeraki; transferred to Boora at Melbourne
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 20 June 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 22 February 1973 Age 77 years
Place of Death Waimate
Notices Press, 23 February 1973
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 88
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Stanley Frank Bailey was born on 22 November 1895 at Templeton, the elder son of Frank and Edith Mary (née Powell) Bailey. He was started his schooling at Springston, transfeering in succession to Sumner, Templeton, Phillipstown and East Christchurc schools, before returning to Springston, from where he went home to work in 1909.

He was a mechanic at Waiihaorunga when he enlisted on 22 September 1916 at Feaherton. Single and of Church of England affiliation, he named his mother as next-of-kin – Mrs F. Bailey, Straven Street, Lower Riccarton, Christchurch. He was serving with D Company of the South Canterbury Regiment. Trooper S. F. Bailey embarked with the Mounted Rifle Brigade, departing from Wellington for Suez, Egypt, per the “Moerakie” on 15 February 1917. He was discharged on 20 June 1919 and was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. The name of S. F. Bailey appeared regularly on the Waimate Daily Advertiser Roll of Honour under the sub-title of Answered the Call.

Stanley married Nina McCullough in 1921. Nina died in 1930, leaving three young children. Stanley married Sybil Mercia McRae in 1933. He died on 22 February 1973 at Broad Gully, Morven, Waimate, aged 77 years, and was buried at Waimate Old Cemetery alongside Nina, a services stone marking his grave. Sybil died in 1996.


Auckland War Memorial Museumm Cenotaph Database [06 July 2022]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [08 July 2022]; School Admission records (Canterbury Branch NZSG) [08 July 2022]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG records) [08 July 2022]; Waimate Daily Advertiser, 30 May 1918, Press, 23 February 1973 (Papers Past) [18 September 2019; 26 July 2022]

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