Second Lieutenant Stanley Richard Aspland

M, #467, b. circa June 1891, d. 3 October 1918
FatherRichard Aspland b. c Dec 1857, d. 30 May 1939
MotherFrances Watson b. c 1860
ChartsDescendants Chart - Allexsander Aspland
Birth*Second Lieutenant Stanley Richard Aspland was born circa June 1891 at Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.1 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1901 at West End, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.2 
Marriage*He married Eva Carrie
Probate*His estate was probated after October 1918 for £183. 
Death-CausSecond Lieutenant Stanley Richard Aspland was killed in action near the end of World War I. 
Death*He died on 3 October 1918. 
Newspaper*He was mentioned in an article in The Ely Standard, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, on Friday, 11 October 1918 as follows:
News reached Ely on Monday from the War Office of the death in action on Oct 3rd of Lieut. Stanley R. Aspland MGC son of Mr and Mrs R Aspland, Hills Lane. But apart from the bare official announcement , communication by telegram, no details are yet to hand. The deceased officer, who was 27 years of age was extremely well-known and respected in the city and district and the sad intelligence occasioned widespread regret. For eleven years Lieut. Aspland was in the employ of the Ely Gas Company. He was a popular and esteemed member of the Ely Liberal Club and held amongst other offices that of secretary. He leaves a widow who resides in Soham.
NewspaperHe was mentioned in an article in The Ely Standard, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, on Friday, 1 November 1918 as follows:
The announcement of the death in action of Lieut Stanley R. Aspland which appeared in our issue of the 11th, has now been further corroborated by a letter received by the widow, Mrs S. R. Aspland who resides at Brook House Soham from a brother officer.

He writes: "Please allow me to convey my very sincere regret and to tender the deepest sympathy both of myself, the Officer Commanding (Major Leek) his late Company Commander and all his brother officers, who all feel keenly for you in your sad bereavement. We all lament the loss of one whose frank charm of manner and loveable character had endeared him to all. How much more must you feel his loss. He was killed together with his Company Commander and several other officers by the explosion of a German land mine whilst advancing through evacuated country. Death was instantaneous."

The deceased officer who was 27 years of age belonged to an Ely family and married Miss Eva Fisk, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Herbert J Fisk of Hardcroft, Soham. Since his marriage he had made his home in Soham and had become intimately acquainted with many people in the locality. His charm of person and kindness of heart had won him many friends. At Ely the deceased officer was well known, he having been in the employ of the Ely Gas Company for eleven years. He was a member of the Ely Liberal Club and amongst other official duties held the position of secretary. At the time of his death he was serving in the Machine Gun Corps.


Eva Carrie


  1. [S822] UK BMDs, online various, Birth 1891 Q2 Ely 3b 586.
  2. [S198] 1901 England Census, RG Number: 13 Piece: 1546 Folio: 27 Page: 8 Schedule: 61.