William Stanlake was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War.
The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 21971, Page: 657, reads:
“Coldstream Guard. No. S9G8 Private William Stanlock,
For having volunteered, when employed as one of the sharpshooters in October 1854, for reconnoitring purposes, to crawl up within six yards of a Russian sentry, and so enabled the Officer in command to effect a surprise; Private Stanlock having been warned beforehand of the imminent risk which he would run in the adventure. “
*The name “Stanlock” was used in the citation as opposed to Stanlake.*
He is buried in Camberwell Old Cemetery in London.
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