|Date of birth:||1900|
|Place of birth:||Southampton|
|Regiment / Division:||Wiltshire regiment|
|Died:||1st June 1918 aged 19 years|
The service record of Stanley White Chipp has not survived.
In WW1 served as a private in the 2nd battalion of the Wiltshire regiment (service number:36062)
The 2nd Battalion of the Wiltshire regiment was formed in August 1914 in Gibraltar. They returned to England, landing Southampton 3 September 1914. In September 1914 they moved to Lyndhurst where they came under command of 21st Brigade in 7th Division. On 7 October 1914 the battalion landed at Zeebrugge. On 19 December 1915 the battalion was transferred with Brigade to 30th Division. On 13 May 1918 they transferred to 58th Brigade in 19th (Western) Division. He died on 1st June 1918 aged 19.
He was posthumously awarded the Victory medal and the British medal in recognition of his services to his country and is inscribed on the cenotaph at Southampton “lest we forget” and on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France. The Soissons Memorial commemorates almost 4,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom forces who died during the Battles of the Aisne and the Marne in 1918 and who have no known grave.
The silver British War Medal was awarded for service in World War One. Also called the British Empire campaign medal, it was sometimes irreverently referred to as ‘Squeak’.
The bronze Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal was awarded to those who received the British War Medal. This medal was sometimes irreverently referred to as ‘Wilfred’.
Life before the war
Stanley White Chipp was born in the winter of 1900 in Southampton, the last of six children to James Richard Chipp (born 1855 on the Isle of wight) and Elizabeth nee White (born 1858) who had married in the autumn of 1878.
They had a total of six children but by 1911 one had died in infancy.
The following Siblings of Stanley are confirmed from parish records:
• James Bertie was born in 1886 but died in 1901 aged 16
• Norman Victor was born in 1889
• Winifred was born in 1892. She died in 1971 aged 79
• Gladys was born in 1894
• Jake Basil was born in 1896
In 1901 the family lived at 67 Foundary Lane, Freemantle, Southampton. The occupation of father James is incecipherable on the 1901 census. It is probable the this is the address that Stanley was born in.
In 1911 the family lived at 13 Kingsley Road, Shirley, Southampton. Father James was a seaman, son Stanley was at school.
His father James Richard Chipp died in 1912 aged 56.
His mother Elizabeth chip died in 1930 aged 74.
Researched by DHW – April 2013.
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