Stanley George VICCARS

Regimental number652
Date of birth30 July 1889
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Address328 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, Wm Anderson Viccars, Great Horwood, Winslow, Bucks, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Territorial Force, England.
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialLa Kreule Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 1), Hazebrouck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Anderson and Mary Barfoot VICCARS, Little Horwood Road, Winslow, Bucks, England. Native of Willesden, London
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined Bn, Mudros West, 3 September 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 14 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 5 February 1916, and transfered same day to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital; to Hospital Train, 6 February 1916, and admitted same day to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh; transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 6 February 1916; to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 22 February 1916; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 5 April 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Itonus', 10 June 1915 (psoriasis).

Promoted Lance Corporal, 14 December 1915.

Re-enlisted Liverpool, New South Wales, 4 October 1917.

Re-embarked Sydney, as 2nd Lieutenant, 54th Bn, 10th Reinforcements, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 April 1918; taken on strength, 23 April 1918.

Promoted Lieutenant, 15 May 1918.

Killed in action, 21 May 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, VICCARS Stanley George