Stanley TITTERTON
Rank: Private
Number: 50572
Unit: 1st Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 14 April 1917
Age: 19
Cemetery: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Stanley's parents, Arthur and Sarah Ann Titterton, lived at 224 manchester Road, Stockport. They registered his birth between April and June 1897.

Stanley originally served with the Cheshire Yeomanry (service number 1580). This was a Territorial Army cavalry unit and he would have seen overseas service in Egypt. In March 1917, the unit was merged with the Shropshire Yeomanry and became an ordinary infantry Battalion of the Shropshire Light Infantry. Shortly before that, probably in late 1916, Stanley was transferred to the Cheshires 1st Battalion.

On 13 April, Stanley and his comrades left billets at Givenchy. They bivouacked overnight in a field near Caroncy ready for an attack at 5am the next morning. The Cheshires were in support of the main advance and, after the German positions had been captured, they moved forward to establish an outpost line across the Lens to Arras road. They were under machine gun fire for most of the day and, in the afternoon, the line had to be withdrawn slightly. Stanley was one of 12 members of the Battalion to be killed. He has no known grave.

   
           
   
     
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