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Clifford Leslie STANTON

Clifford Leslie STANTON

Male 1917 - 1974  (57 years)

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  • Name Clifford Leslie STANTON  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 12 Mar 1917  Bristol Maternity Hospital, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
    Gender Male 
    Address 135 Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address 23 Norton Road, Knowle, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address Aft 12 Mar 1917  3 Richmond Terrace, Queens Road, Bristol, Avon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address Abt 1923  34 Kingsdown Parade, Bristol, Avon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address Abt 1928  82 Whitehall Road, Whitehall, Bristol, Avon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Education 1931  Temple Technical School, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Education Between 1935 and 1939  Merchant Venturers Technical College, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Carpentry and Joinery 
    Occupation Between 9 Oct 1944 and 5 Mar 1945  Aversa Camp, Aversa, Caserta, Campania, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Friends Ambulance Unit 
    Address Jan 1951  45 Anthony Road, Heavitree, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Address 1958  Broadway House, Topsham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1958  Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Teacher 
    Address May 1962  7 Regent's Park, Polsloe Road, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address Abt 1974  "Redhill", Redhill, Morchard Bishop, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Occupation Between 7 Mar and 26 Apr 1945  Refugee Transit Camp, Ortona, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    UNRRA Transit Camp 
    Occupation Between 30 Apr and 2 Jun 1945  98th British General Hospital, Bari, Puglia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Ward 95 CMF 
    Died 1 Dec 1974  Morchard Bishop, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 13
    Buried 5 Dec 1974  St Mary's Church, Morchard Bishop, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I105  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2018 

    Father Frederick John STANTON,   b. 16 Feb 1882, St Mary's Parish, Southampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1940, 82 Whitehall Road, Whitehall, Bristol, Avon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Annie May HEATH,   b. 26 May 1892, 34 Brindley Street, St Mary Paddington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1986, Saffron House, Prospect Place, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Aug 1913  St Paul's Church, Bedminster, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 7, 14, 15
    Photos
    Annie Heath and George Thorne Wedding
    Annie Heath and George Thorne Wedding
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Sabina Mary SAMSON,   b. 16 Nov 1918, 45 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 2008  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1958  St Thomas' Telford Park, Streatham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 12
    All.jpg
    All.jpg
    Clifford and Ruth.jpg
    Clifford and Ruth.jpg
    Clifford Ruth and Ronald Stanton.jpg
    Clifford Ruth and Ronald Stanton.jpg
    Kiss.jpg
    Kiss.jpg
    Mervyn and Clifford Stanton.jpg
    Mervyn and Clifford Stanton.jpg
    Parents.jpg
    Parents.jpg
    Wedding Album Front Page.jpg
    Wedding Album Front Page.jpg
    Wedding Guests.jpg
    Wedding Guests.jpg
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1958 - Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - Abt 1974 - "Redhill", Redhill, Morchard Bishop, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Clifford Stanton
    Clifford Stanton
    Morchard Bishop Graveyard
    Morchard Bishop Graveyard
    Annie STANTON, Ron and Cliff 1918
    Annie STANTON, Ron and Cliff 1918
    Clifford Stanton Memorial Cup Presentation
    Clifford Stanton Memorial Cup Presentation
    STANTON Clifford by lake.jpg
    STANTON Clifford by lake.jpg
    Bill HEATH and 'The Boys'1926
    Bill HEATH and "The Boys"1926
    STANTON Annie May, Ron and Cliff 1917
    STANTON Annie May, Ron and Cliff 1917
    First family holiday Weymouth 1926
    First family holiday Weymouth 1926
    STANTON boys 1921
    STANTON boys 1921
    Annie May STANTON, Ron & Cliff 1920
    Annie May STANTON, Ron & Cliff 1920
    STANTON boys 1933
    STANTON boys 1933
    STANTON Boys 1934
    STANTON Boys 1934
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    STANTON boys sailing boats 1926
    STANTON boys sailing boats 1926
    STANTON boys in Weymouth 1931
    STANTON boys in Weymouth 1931
    STANTON family at Weston 1919
    STANTON family at Weston 1919
    STANTON Fred and the boys c1934
    STANTON Fred and the boys c1934
    STANTON Fred the boys and Connie DRISCOLL c1935
    STANTON Fred the boys and Connie DRISCOLL c1935
    STANTON Ron & Cliff c1934
    STANTON Ron & Cliff c1934
    STANTON Ron & Cliff c1934
    STANTON Ron & Cliff c1934

    Headstones
    Clifford Stanton Gravestone
    Clifford Stanton Gravestone

  • Notes 
    • 06/15
      Between October 1944 and March 1945, Cliff was posted to Aversa Italy (North of Naples) to work at a refugee camp where the Friends Ambulance Unit had a station. The following excerpt from A. Tegla Davies' "THE STORY OF THE F.A.U. IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1946" (1947) describes the work Cliff was involved in - the final lines echoing the impression I have gained of his compassion and humanist nature.

      "As already suggested, Displaced Persons were never such a problem in Italy as they became in Central Europe. But in addition to the Jugoslavs and Poles there were several thousands of Jews and people of many nationalities, of mixed nationality or of no nationality at all, who had been released from internment or had been caught by the war in Italy. At Aversa and Cine Citta, the Italian Hollywood south of Rome, the Unit assisted in camps set up for them.

      The Unit had already worked at Aversa when it housed Italian refugees. When Leo Davies arrived there from Sicily in October 1944, it had been taken over to accommodate some 700 non-Italians. At Cine Citta, the pretentious but battered studio buildings had room for two camps, Italian and non-Italian; the population of the latter during the six months over the winter of 1944-45, when the Unit worked in it, fluctuated between 300 and 1,400. In Aversa and Cine Citta the Unit's efforts were largely concerned with welfare-workshops and other occupations, education for the children---for everywhere there were children---and above all the kind of case-work which consists of sitting down to listen sympathetically to tales of hardship and distress. At Cine Citta the routine job was the supply and testing of 40,000 to 70,000 gallons of drinkable water daily, but...

      "by far the most important part of the work has been that which is so hard to write about in reports, that of talking with individuals and helping to solve their problems and showing them that there is still someone who is willing to listen to them and give them time and assistance if possible. In most cases now the real necessities of life are forthcoming, but it is in little things---little to us---that mental sufferings often occur. When there is physical danger, or when people are on the move, then there is not the same sort of worry. It is when they feel a little safe, physically, and have time to brood that their worst time comes, and it is in camps such as this that it is seen to the maximum. It is sometimes by our friendliness and sympathy in these cases that our best work is done . . . . A refugee is a 'class'---the lowest social stratum."

      Whether among Italians or non-Italians, the Unit had no lack of opportunity in the camps to show friendliness and sympathy."

      http://www.ourstory.info/library/4-ww2/Friends/fau10.html

      Then, between March and April 1945 Cliff worked with the UNRRA Relief Team at the Refugee Transit camp at Ortana on the North coast. Again from A. Tegla Davies' takes up the story:

      "A survey of the position in Chieti and adjoining provinces had been undertaken early in 1945, and during the spring a transit camp set up outside Ortona. Here the Unit was engaged until the end of the year on the management of the camp and the distribution of the refugees to their homes. Refugees, returning prisoners and forced labourers, stayed a day or two before being moved on.

      "From this last station of a journey that began in many cases north of the Alps, they returned to the devastated villages and minefields of the Sangro Valley, which the town dominates. Ortona, still littered with the broken hulls of tanks, was the railhead and lay down the road . . . . The condition of the returning refugees at the end of their long trek through the, transit centres was often surprisingly good. Arriving as they did with loads of luggage which might include pigs, tortoises, dogs, hens and grain, they showed annoyance when they found that they could not proceed immediately to their homes. However, the situation was fully explained to them on arrival, when the head of each family was interviewed. An opportunity was given to everyone to go first to the place he wanted to go back to. No one seemed to be deterred by what he found.; whole families would set up house in one room and even one standing wall could still be regarded as home by those who had been exiled for years."

      http://www.ourstory.info/library/4-ww2/Friends/fau10.html

      Between 30th April 1945 and 2nd June 1945, Cliff was stationed at the 98th British General Hospital which at the time was at Bari, near the heel of Italy, occupying the Bari Polyclinic, formerly Mussolini's's health-care showpiece. (http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk/112.html and http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GEN-TRIVIA-ENG/2001-07/0994505117).

      In 1958 Clifford and Ruth were married by Cliff's brother Rev. Ronald Stanton at the church of St Thomas' Telford Park in Streatham South London. Best man was Cliff's brother Mervyn. Maid of honour was Ruth's sister Patricia M Poole.

      Cliff founded the Exeter branch of the Woodcraft Folk in 1951. He was known as "Wanderfoot" or "Wandi" by the "Folk". While in hospital in late 1974 some weeks before his death. He received a huge number of cards from wellwishers around the Woodcraft Folk community including many homemade cards from numerous children in the organisation. The kids clearly loved him judging by the comments in the cards "Get well soon - Woodcraft Folk need you back"; and "We want to play".

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Papers - STANTON, Clifford Leslie, STANTON, Clifford Leslie; National ID Card.

    2. [S54] Papers - SAMSON, Ruth Sabina, Tennyson Birthday Calender; Little black book of birthday's belonging to Maude Sabina BALLS;.

    3. [S34] Papers - STANTON, Ronald Geoffrey, Ronald Stanton, Significant dates.

    4. [S34] Papers - STANTON, Ronald Geoffrey, Ronald Stanton, General Information.
      Includes:
      ALLEN
      HEATH
      THORNE
      FLETCHER
      Early Trees
      Old Address Book (undated) (unscanned)

    5. [S34] Papers - STANTON, Ronald Geoffrey, Ronald Stanton, "My Father"; STANTON, Frederick John; b1882.
      Documented by Ronald STANTON.
      Includes:
      - "My Father"
      - MOD Military Service Record
      - Background Comment (by Mervyn and Michelle STANTON re Military Service Records) - scan not included as is initial draft of "STANTON, Frederick John; "FJS Comments" (Mervyn Stanton)" in Third Party Tree Documents and Histories source file.
      - Rough Notes ("My Father")

    6. [S34] Papers - STANTON, Ronald Geoffrey, Ronald Stanton, STANTON, Clifford Leslie; Eulogy.
      See attached document

    7. [S40] Military Records, STANTON, Frederick John; b1882; Military Service; Royal Artillery attestations 1883-1942.
      First name(s) Frederick John
      Last name Stanton
      Age 19
      Birth year 1882
      Birth place Southampton
      Service number 1400706
      Former service number 7504
      Attestation year 1901
      Record set Royal Artillery attestations 1883-1942
      Category Military, armed forces & conflict
      Record collection Regimental & service records
      Collections from Great Britain

    8. [S55] Papers - STANTON, Clifford Leslie, Miscellaneous.
      Digitised:
      - Passport
      - Friends Ambulance Unit Members Record Book
      - Travel Orders 1944
      - FAU CMF

      Non-digitised:
      - Prayer Book - Note in front read "Clifford Leslie Stanton. Confirmation 20/3/31" - Royal - Life Saving Certificate - "Clifford Stanton - Temple Technical School December 1931"
      - National Certificate in Building - October 1939 - Merchant Venturers Technical College. 2 year part time course. Higher Grade awarded
      - Certificate of British Institute of Certified Carpenters "Clifford L Stanton was elected a Associate; 7th October 1950"
      - Certificate of British Institute of Certified Carpenters "Clifford L Stanton was elected a Fellow; 30th April 1960"
      Manually reviewed before destruction.


    9. [S103] Diaries - STANTON, Ronald Geoffrey, STANTON, Ronald Geoffrey; b1914; Diary 1952.
      1952 diary contains records:
      26 Jan - "Philippa Ruth born"
      4 Sep - "To Shirley to see Stan and Marjorie Love"
      11 Oct - "Visited Walsall" "Bob and Flo took us in car re Parish of Bentley. - Black Country no good for children?"
      28 Dec - "Cliff came - non-communicant"
      29 Dec - "Cliff went off to London"

    10. [S51] Third Party Tree Documents and Histories, STANTON, Mervyn; "3 Richmond Terrace";.
      Memories of 3 Richmond Terrace in attached document

    11. [S34] Papers - STANTON, Ronald Geoffrey, Ronald Stanton, "Addresses during lifetime".

    12. [S12] Marriage Certificate, STANTON, Clifford; & SAMSON, Ruth; 1958.

    13. [S55] Papers - STANTON, Clifford Leslie, STANTON, Clifford; Obituary; "Exeter Woodcraft Bulletin - 1974".

    14. [S60] BMD Index, STANTON Frederick J & HEATH, Annie May; Marriage; 1913; FreeBMD. England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915 [database on-line].
      Name: Frederick J Stanton
      Spouse Surname: Heath
      Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1913
      Registration district: Bristol
      Inferred County: Gloucestershire
      Volume Number: 6a
      Page Number: 49

    15. [S34] Papers - STANTON, Ronald Geoffrey, Ronald Stanton, HEATH, Annie May; Eulogy.
      See attached document