Stanley Inder was born in the Guernsey Channel Islands. England. on March 6th. 1911, and came to Canada when he was three years of age, taking up residence with his parents in Blair. Later his family moved to Preston, then to Beaverdale and finally to Hespeler, where he made his home until enlisting. He received his education at the Preston Public School.
With the exception of one year spent at other work, Stanley was on D. W. & W. staff for approximately eleven years prior to enlisting. He was fully experienced in operating the various machines used in preparing the wool for combing, having spent most of his time in the topmaking department.
Stan was well known in sport circles. hockey and baseball being his favourite games. He was a member of local teams while in Hespeler, and since arriving in England has played in the inter-regiment hockey games.
During the first week of the war, in September 1939. Stan enlisted along with eight other D. W. & W. men. He was among the first group of local men to go overseas in February 1940, and is now stationed in England where just 29 years ago his father completed seven years’ service in the Middlesex Regiment of the Reserve Army.