The Fallen of Harlow in WW1: Stanley Montagu Phillibrown

Education: Secondary / Sun 31st Mar 2019 at 05:26pm

THE short life of Stanley Montagu Phillibrown as read by the head of Humanities at Stewards Academy, Jamie King.

Thank you to Stewards Academy for their help in this project.

Thanks you to the Harlow Council Civic Fund and HTS Ltd for their support.

Never Forget.

Stanley Montague Phillibrown

Stanley’s parents were Harry Phillibrown, born in Broomfield in 18611 and Emily Vann, born in Manuden in c.1864. Harry and Emily married in 18882. Stanley Montague Phillibrown was born in Harlow in 18913.

The 1891 census shows Stanley, aged three months, residing at Church Cottage, Great Parndon with his parents and sibling Albert. Harry was working as a police constable. The 1901 census shows the family residing in Clatterford End, Stanford Rivers. Emily had given birth to another child, George. Harry was still a police constable. In c.1903 they had a further child Dorothy.

The 1911 census shows Stanley living with his widowed mother and siblings in Great Parndon. Harry Phillibrown died on 4 November 1906 aged 43 at The London Hospital. Probate was awarded to his wife Emily to the sum of £188 12s 1d

Private Stanley Phillibrown, 3376, had enlisted in 1908 at Warley aged 17. He joined The 8th Battalion of The Kings Royal Irish Hussars. During the war, he became a member of The 14th Squadron of The Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) and was promoted to the rank of Corporal. His family meanwhile was living at ‘The Bungalow’, Great Parndon.

Corporal Stanley Phillibrown, 51012, was killed in action on 28 March 1918 aged 27. Stanley is commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial to the Missing, Picardie, France. Panels 93 & 94. Register Index Number MR27.

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