Person    | Male  Born 29/5/1917  Died 2/3/1942

Telegraphist Stanley Frederick Barnard

Categories: Armed Forces

War dead, WW2 i

Commemorated on a memorial as having died in WW2.

Telegraphist Stanley Frederick Barnard

Stanley Frederick Barnard was born on 29 May 1917 in Edmonton, London, a son of William Joseph Barnard (b.1876) and Annie Barnard née Seymour (b.1877). He was baptised on 8 August 1917 at Christ Church, West Green, Haringey and the baptismal register shows the family living at 51 Waldeck Road, Tottenham with his father being recorded as a Post Office Sorter.

In September 1933 he was appointed as a Postman in the London Postal Service becoming a Sorter in May 1936. The 1939 England and Wales Register confirms that he was still a G.P.O. Sorter, residing at 51 Waldeck Road, London, N.15, together with his parents and elder sister Vera Ethel Barnard (1913-1979) who was a G.P.O. Telegraphist.

He joined the Royal Navy as a Telegraphist, service number P/JX205808, and was one of the 120 crew aboard the destroyer H.M.S. Stronghold when it was engaged by three Japanese warships and sunk south of Java on 2 March 1942 whilst evacuating personnel from Singapore to Australia. He was aged 24 years, but he was not one of the 50 survivors who were rescued. As his body was lost at sea he is commemorated on Panel 66, Column 3, of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire.

He is shown as Barnard S.F. on the Western Postal District war memorial now located in Mount Pleasant, London, EC1. He is also commemorated on page 20 of the Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance's Book of Remembrance 1939-1949 and on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website.

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Telegraphist Stanley Frederick Barnard

Commemorated ati

Western Postal District war memorial - Rathbone Place

The plaque does not point out that not all of the WW2 names were in the armed...

Read More

Other Subjects

Battle of Brentford, 1642

Battle of Brentford, 1642

One of the many battles of the English Civil War. King Charles's forces were advancing on London. Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex attempted to stop them at the Brentford bridge. A small pitched...

Event, Armed Forces

1 memorial
W. T. Ellner

W. T. Ellner

Employed at the Holloway bus/tram garage - Pemberton Gardens. Served and was killed in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
Wilfred Wood, VC

Wilfred Wood, VC

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 28 October 1918, age 21, while serving in the Northumberland Fusiliers. "When the advance was held up he ran forward firing his Lewis gun from the hip, he captured...

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Bengal Artillery 2nd Company 3rd Battalion

Bengal Artillery 2nd Company 3rd Battalion

Part of the force commanded by Havelock.

Group, Armed Forces

1 memorial
J. W. Kaye

J. W. Kaye

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial