Born 4th May 1898
Killed in action in France, Thursday 20th December 1917
Stanley West was one of those who, when the war broke out, we did not anticipate would be drawn into the conflict, for he was then only 16. He attended first the Downshall School, and afterwards South Park. He was a scholar in our Sunday School, and subsequently a member of the Bible Class, where his earnest Christian character was unmistakable. Stan. West was deeply averse from fighting, but when the time came for him to enlist he accepted the call, though not sure that his doing so was consistent with his duty as a Christian. He enlisted in the Suffolk Regt., and in the Army he fought bravely the good fight of faith, never hesitating to bear a clear testimony to his Christian principles. Stanley duly went to France, but did not have to serve there very long. He was killed on 20th December 1917, and was buried at Hermes.
Reproduced from Homage: A Record of Our Heroes (a commemorative booklet produced by Seven Kings United Methodist Church c.1920)