STANLEY, Thomas Brooke

Service Number – 981

Rank -Sergeant

Division -10th Lighthorse

Enlisted -09/01/1915

Discharged – 12/04/1920

Date of Death -20/10/1969

Age at Death -77

Burial Location – Anglican B 278

Honour/Award – Distinguished Conduct medal (DCM)


Trooper Thomas Brooke Stanley was awarded the DCM on the 8th October 1915 for acts of conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Gallipoli.  Below is an extract from the recommendation.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 29th and 30th of August 1915, at Kaiajik Aghala (Hill 60 Dardanelles), when he was one of a party which held an important point in a trench for thirty seven hours consecutively, during which period there was almost incessant hand-to-hand fighting.  He displayed great coolness and bravery, and when finally a withdrawal was necessary he was the last to leave the trench.

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