Private William Stanlock VC DCM

William Stanlock (or Stanlake or Stanlack) was born in Halwill near Okehampton, Devon on 31st October 1830. He was one of the Crimean sharpshooters led by Brevet-Major Goodlake VC in October/November 1854. He was sent on a risky mission to reconnoitre the Russian picquet. He crawled within six yards of the Russians and was able to bring back information that led to a successful surprise attack. Stanlock died on 24th April 1904 in Camberwell.

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