Stanley R. Close

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History

Born in 1895, Stanley Robert Close grew up at 91 Bond Street, Ballarat East. He attended Ballarat High School, and was appointed junior teacher at Dimboola in 1912, and transferred to Brown Hill, Ballarat in the same year. He was a subaltern with the Ballarat regiment. In 1914 he was given a commission in the 8th Battalion of the Second Infantry Brigade. [1]


As a teacher Stanley Close was recorded as trustworthy, and showing great interest in his work. He enlisted for service during World War One on 30 August 1914 and embarked with the 8th Battalion on the transport Benalla. After some training in Egypt he proceeded to Gallipoli and took part in the landing. He died of wounds on 27 April 1915. [2]

Twenty year old Stanley Close was the first Ballarat man killed during World War One. He was wounded in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 2015, and died two days later. He was buried at sea. [3]

Before the World War One he was a teacher at Brown Hill State School.[4]

Legacy

Stan Close is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial.[5]

A tree was planted for Stanley Close in the Ballarat Avenue of Honour.

See also

8th Battalion

Ballarat Avenue of Honour

Hector N. Close

Leslie G. Close

Albert E. Coates

World War One

Notes


References

  1. Victoria. The Education Department's Record of War Service, 1914-1919, Education Department of Victoria, 1921, p. 40.
  2. Victoria. The Education Department's Record of War Service, 1914-1919, Education Department of Victoria, 1921, p. 40.
  3. ANZAC Day Services Programme, Ballarat, 25 April 2015.
  4. Courier Supplement Celebrating the Century, 2000.
  5. ANZAC Day Services Programme, Ballarat, 25 April 2015.

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--C.K.Gervasoni 16:17, 31 July 2012 (EST)

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