From Hoole History and Heritage Society

DUTTON, Stanley Vincent Hall

Regiment: 1st Bn. Worcester Regiment

Rank: Lance Corporal

Number: 53067

Died: 29 September 1918

Aged: 19

Buried/ Memorial: Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy, France

Address: Wellfield House, Newton, Chester

Chester Chronicle 19 October 1918


“L. Cpl. Stanley V.H. Dutton, Worcester Regiment, aged nineteen, was killed in action on Sept. 29th. He was the second son of Mr. Albert Dutton, Westfield House, Newton, Chester, and a grandson of the late Mr. Edgar Dutton, a member of the town council, and Sheriff of the City. He was an old King’s School boy, and a member of the Cadet Corps. He was about to be transferred to a training school with a view to taking a commission.”

Additionally, the Observer of the same date records that he passed into the Army in February 1917 and went abroad in March 1918. He was a keen patriot and an all-round athlete being one of the foremost members of the sports section of his school.

The 1911 Census shows Stanley as a 12-year-old at Wellfield, Newton with father Albert, a picture frame maker, mother Alice, brothers Norman and Herbert and sister Hilda.