Private Stanley Toyer

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

3 Aug 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw plait dyer


H. J. Blaxill, Wenlock Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

218 North Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 16th August 1917
Pte Stanley 'Tom' Toyer

According to military records, Pte Stanley ('Tom') Toyer, 235151, 2nd Battalion South Lancs Regiment, was killed in action on August 3rd, 1917.

But a lieutenant in his company wrote to parents Alfred and Martha Toyer, of 218 North Street, Luton, to say their son was killed in action on July 31st during the latest advance in the Ypres sector. He was killed by a shell which fell in the trench close to him.

Pte Toyer enlisted in the South Lancs Regiment in September 1916 and had been in France only six weeks when he was killed.

'Tom' Toyer was previously employed as a straw plait dyer by hat manufacturers H. J. Blaxill, of Wenlock Street. He was also a member of the Unity Cycling Club in Luton.

Individual Location

Pte Stanley 'Tom' Toyer

Author: Deejaya

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