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Sumner, Stanley Douglas Selby


First name(s)Stanley Douglas Selby
Date of birth3 July 1885
Place of birthEltham, Kent
Family details

Son of Edward Sumner and Alice Sumner (née Selby). Home address Downs View, Banstead.

Previous educationDulwich College
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1911-1915
Dept / courseTheology

AKC, 1915; BA (Durham), 1916

Military unitEast Surrey Regiment
Date enlistedEnlisted 15 January 1916 and deferred until completion of studies, undertook basic training in summer 1916, posted to France autumn 1916
Place enlistedLondon
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death20 January 1917
Age at death31
Rank at deathLance Corporal
Place of deathBouschavesnes, France
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeHem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, France
Commemoration(s)Banstead War Memorial; All Saints Church, Banstead

Also studied at Durham University, 1915-1916.

Further details about Lance Corporal Sumner can be found on the ‘Surrey in the Great War’ website, at .


King’s College London Archives; ‘Surrey in the Great War’ website (

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