Stanley Janes - Lest We Forget

Stanley Janes was born May 22, 1893 at Essex, England. In 1915, he was living at Beaton, B.C., south of Revelstoke, with his parents, J.C. and Emma Janes. By the end of the war, his parents were living in Victoria, B.C. Stanley was mentioned in the local newspaper when he enlisted.

Stanley Janes signed his enlistment papers December 16, 1915 at Revelstoke. His regimental number was 687376. He was 22 years old, 5’ 3” tall, single with fair hair and blue eyes. He was a gardener by profession. His religious affiliation was Anglican.  He was medically examined by a local physician, Dr. W.H. Sutherland.

Stanley left with his unit from Halifax on the S.S. Mauritania on October 25, 1916. In May of 1918, he was awarded a Good Conduct medal, and was promoted to Corporal in August of that year.

Stanley Janes died September 9, 1918 during Canada’s One Hundred Days of continuous fighting that ended the First World War.  He was 25 years old.  At the time of his death he was a Corporal serving with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia) Regiment. He is buried at the Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, France.

The name of Stanley Janes is inscribed on the Courthouse and Cenotaph plaques under the Arrowhead listing.


Posted on August 22, 2016 .