Stanley’s grave at St Peters Church, Fairfield
Born: 1896 Fairfield registered Chapel-en-le-Frith Vol 7b Page 826 O/N/D to parents Thomas & Emily Gulwell. Stanley’s birthday given on school entry was 29th October 1896.
Baptised: 19th January 1897 at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Fairfield.
1901 Census: Living at 8 Ash Terrace aged 4yrs. Stanley had 2 older brothers Thomas Henry, Herbert & a younger sister Emily.
Stanley started North road School on 2nd January 1901
1911 Census: Living at 8 Ash Terrace aged 14yrs still at School with Mother, Father had died.
1916: 29th April Enlisted. Address 31 Windsor Road Fairfield Occupation Driver for Ormes (a local transport company).1916: 1st May Posted – 22nd August discharged on Medical grounds. Stanley was obviously not a well man and frequently passed out whilst on parade, he was firstly admitted to Foresthall Hospital in Glasgow.
1918: Stanley died in hospital at Chesterfield & his death on 29th October is registered at Chesterfield Vol 7b Page 1576.
Stanley’s funeral & burial @ St Peters Church was reported in the Buxton Advertiser on 9th November 1918
At St Peters Churchyard on Friday last another Fairfield lad was interred Pte Stanley Gulwell of 31 Windsor road, Fairfield. This young man has served for a year in His Majesty’s Army Forces and was discharged as unfit. Falling into increased decrepitude he has gradually wasted away and the end came in hospital last week. Mrs Gulwell, Mr W Goodwin and other sorrowing friends attended the funeral, which was taken by the Rev. E L Harkness M. A. (Vicar) Mr F W Booth was the undertaker.