Stanley Cyril GHENT

Stanley Cyril GHENT

Male 1916 - 1993  (76 years)

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  • Name Stanley Cyril GHENT 
    Born 15 May 1916  Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1940 
    Tobacconist 
    Military 18 Jan 1940  Tisbury, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Trained with 5th Bn. Wiltshire Regt. until accidentally being run-over by a vehicle and taken to Beneden Hospital, Cranbrook, Kent (16 Nov 1943). After convalescing in Ascot, Surrey until 4 Feb 1944 he was transferred on the 15 Mar 1944 to The Welsh Regiment, stationed at Builth Wells and Sennybridge. On the 6 Jan 1945 he was once again transferred, this time to the 34 Counter Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. On 29 Mar 1945 on board 'SS Strathnaver' bound for Bombay, India, arriving 22 Apr 1945. Stationed at Ranchi. Left India 11 Feb 1946. Demobbed Foots Cray, Sidcup, Kent 4th Mar 1946.  
    Military ID 18 Jan 1940  Tisbury, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pte. 5572574 5th Bn. Wiltshire Regiment. Transferred 15 Mar 1944 18th Bn. The Welsh Regt. Transferred 6th Jan 1945 34 Counter Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery. 
    Occupation 1950 
    Carpenter & Decorator 
    Occupation 1965 
    Publican 
    Died 12 Mar 1993  Sutton, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I0006  GhentGoodFamilyTree
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2017 

    Father Frederick William GHENT,   b. 15 Oct 1875, Camberwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Alice HAYNES,   b. 24 May 1878, Camberwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979, Brighton, East Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1906  Camberwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F0019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family May Lily TAYLOR,   b. 08 May 1919, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1994, Merton, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1941  Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Raymond Vincent GHENT
     2. Diana Lorraine GHENT
    Family ID F0003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 May 1916 - Croydon, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Trained with 5th Bn. Wiltshire Regt. until accidentally being run-over by a vehicle and taken to Beneden Hospital, Cranbrook, Kent (16 Nov 1943). After convalescing in Ascot, Surrey until 4 Feb 1944 he was transferred on the 15 Mar 1944 to The Welsh Regiment, stationed at Builth Wells and Sennybridge. On the 6 Jan 1945 he was once again transferred, this time to the 34 Counter Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. On 29 Mar 1945 on board 'SS Strathnaver' bound for Bombay, India, arriving 22 Apr 1945. Stationed at Ranchi. Left India 11 Feb 1946. Demobbed Foots Cray, Sidcup, Kent 4th Mar 1946. - 18 Jan 1940 - Tisbury, Wiltshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary ID - Pte. 5572574 5th Bn. Wiltshire Regiment. Transferred 15 Mar 1944 18th Bn. The Welsh Regt. Transferred 6th Jan 1945 34 Counter Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery. - 18 Jan 1940 - Tisbury, Wiltshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1941 - Croydon, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Mar 1993 - Sutton, Surrey Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Aged about 3
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Stanley Cyril Ghent and May Lily Taylor
    Stanley Cyril Ghent and May Lily Taylor
    Marriage 26th March 1941, Croydon Surrey
    The Ghent Family
    The Ghent Family
    Frederick William Ghent with his wife Elizabeth Alice Haynes and their children; l-r Leonard, Frederick Charles, Irene Ethel, William Edward and Stanley Cyril. Photo taken at their home in Edward Road, Coulsdon, Surrey.
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    34 Counter Mortar Bty., Royal Field Artillery. Basketball Team in India. Stan Ghent front row left. Some results from 1945: Dec 12 Scotland v England 0 - 1 Scorer Gnr. Ghent. Dec 14 v 45 C. M. Battery 2 - 2 Scorers Gnr. Shone 1, Gnr. Ghent 1. Dec 23 v Officers & Sgts 5 - 10 Scorers L/Bdr. Jollow 4, Gnr. Ghent 1. Maj Noble 2, B.Q.M.S Mutton 3,Lt. Lupton 1, Lt. Webb 4. Results taken from Vol.1 No. 5, Jan 1946 'MORTREP'.
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    In India with 34 Counter Mortar Bty.,Royal Artillery. Stan is 3rd from right standing in middle row.
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    At Darjeeling, India with the Himalayas in the background.
    Stanley Cyril Ghent (right)with his father
    Stanley Cyril Ghent (right)with his father
    Taken at 43 Edward Road, Coulsdon, Surrey
    Stanley Cyril Ghent aged six and a half.
    Stanley Cyril Ghent aged six and a half.
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    On the Trig point, Pen-y-fan, Brecon, Wales
    SS 'Strathnaver'
    SS 'Strathnaver'
    Ship which took Stanley Cyril Ghent to Bombay (now Mumbia) India, leaving Liverpool on the 1st April 1945 arriving 22nd April 1945
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Front Row Centre. At Dinton House, (Now Philipps House) Dinton, nr. Salisbury, Wiltshire with 5th Bn Wiltshire Regiment. 21 Jul 1940.
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Stanley Cyril Ghent
    Middle Row 2nd from Left. Possibly taken at Builth Wells or Sennybridge, Wales . Wearing 'UBIQUE' cap badge of the Royal Artillery.

    Documents
    Stanley Cyril Ghent and May Lily Taylor
    Stanley Cyril Ghent and May Lily Taylor
    Marriage announcement in the Croydon Advertiser.

  • Notes 
    • When Stanley Ghent married May Taylor in 1942 they set up home first at No. 20 and then shortly after at 36 Bensham Grove, Thornton Heath, Surrey. In 1952 they moved to 2, Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey and in 1961 moved to 36, Ferndale Road, South Norwood, London S.E.25. There followed moves to West Street, Carshalton, Surrey(general store); Brighton, Sussex(1. confectioners)(2. Three Jolly Butchers PH, North Street); Farncome, Surrey(The Cricketers PH); Kingston, Surrey(Working Mens Club); Merton Surrey(Working Mens Club); on retirement they moved to Mitcham, Surrey(1. West Street)(2. Glebe Path).

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Birth Certificate, 2a 449.
      Croydon

    2. [S4] London, England, Births & Baptisms, 1813-1906, Sutton 114 207.

    3. [S03292] London, England, Births & Baptisms, 1813-1906, Sutton 114 207.

    4. [S17] Marriage Certificate, 1d, 877.
      Camberwell, London

    5. [S17] Marriage Certificate, 2a 1755.
      Croydon