Auxiliary Fireman Stanley Harold Randolph was born on 23 July 1905 in Islington, a son of James John Randolph (1859-1921) and Eliza Lavinia Maria Randolph née Scott (1869-1938). His father had been a Cow Keeper but later became a Carman. On 15 November 1905 he was baptised at St Jude's Church, Mildmay Grove, Islington and the baptismal register shows that the family resided at 28 Elton Street, Islington. The 1911 census shows him still living at 28 Elton Street with his mother and four of his siblings. His mother was shown as a Charwoman who had been married for 23 years and that six of her ten children were still living.
On 4 April 1931 he married Ada Rogers at St Jude's Church. Islington. The marriage register shows him as a Carman, still living at 28 Elton Street and his wife's address was recorded as 7 Woodville Road, London, N16. The 1931 Electoral Register shows that they lived together at 43 Mildmay Grove, London, N1, but the registers for 1932-1935 show that they had moved to 54 Mildmay Road, Islington and the registers for 1936 and 1937 show them at 3 Woodville Road, N16.
The 1939 England and Wales Register shows them living at 38 Mildmay Road, Islington. His occupation is shown as 'Lorry Driver' whilst his wife's is shown as 'Nursery Slugging Oper'. He joined the Auxiliary Fire Service and died of injuries resulting from enemy action, aged 35 years, on 17 April 1941 at Tavistock Square, London, WC1.
He is also commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour 1939-1945, located just outside the St George's Chapel at the west end of Westminster Abbey and his name is on the National Firefighters Memorial, Sermon Lane, London, EC4.
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Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan