Stanley Robert PETTET

Regimental number1818
Place of birthThornleigh, New South Wales
SchoolThornleigh Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
Address19 Oaks Avenue, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Pettet, Thornleigh, North Line, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll118
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 8), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary PETTET, Thornleigh, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 19340 Driver Frederick John PETTET, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 23 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined Bn at Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Reported wounded, 8 August 1915.

Court of Enquiry, held at sea, 24 March 1916, concluded: 'Killed in action, 8 August 1915.'

Statement, 1831 Pte H.J. SEWELL, B Company, 2nd Bn, undated: 'His name should be spelt PETTIT. Pettit was killed either in August or September 1915, during the bombardment. He got hit just outside the Headquarters by a shell. I remember seeing him carried away on a stretcher. One of his chums, Sergeant Roberts, 1834, in the same battalion, went down to the beach afterwards to see him, and he (Roberts) came back and reported that Pettit was dead.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PETTET Stanley Robert