Stanley Gloyne Quested

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Stanley Gloyne Quested

Birthplace: Isipingo, Durban Metro, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Death: July 06, 1971 (79)
Sunwich Port, Port Shepstone, Ugu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Place of Burial: Port Shepstone, Ugu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of William Richard Quested and Gertrude Matilda Quested, b1
Husband of Enid Zillah Quested
Brother of Florence Margaret Quested; William Everard Quested and Clarice Gertrude Quested

Occupation: Natal Carbineers. 8th South Africa Horse Regiment, WW1 (East Africa Campaign). Farmer.
Managed by: Leoné Gardner
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Stanley Gloyne Quested (145) was born at the Delta Estate farmhouse, Isipingo, on 24th May 1892 and was the second son of William Richard Quested (005), and his wife Gertrude Matilda. He was the youngest child of the family. When Stanley was about two years old the family left Isipingo and moved up-country to Dundee where he later went to school. In 1909 he was apprenticed in the mechanical workshops of the St George's Colliery at Hattingspruit. Here he remained until 1914, having by this time completed his apprenticeship and become a mechanical fitter at the time. Stanley had joined the Natal Carbineers as a trooper in 1912 and had become a good marksman with the rifle. In later years he claimed that as a young man he could kill a blowfly on a target 200 yards away. It would seem he must have had very good eyesight. The fact that he was a good shot no doubt stood him in good stead when war broke out in 1914 when he served with the Natal Carbineers in the German South West Africa campaign. When the fighting in this campaign ended he volunteered to go overseas to Britain to work in a munitions factory but his friends pointed out that by doing this he stood a very good chance of being killed in bombing raids by German aircraft, whereas if he went with them to East Africa in the South African forces he would enjoy unlimited opportunities of shooting game animals as well as Germans. This argument convinced him and decided upon the latter course. He joined the 8th South Africa Horse Regiment and sailed for East Africa, landing at Kilindini harbour, Mombasa. He served in the campaign against the Germans in Tanganyika, traversing the country from the coast to the great lakes in the west. Stanley's cousin, William Thomas Quested (210), was an officer in the same regiment, and although they did not see a great deal of each other they sometimes met of an evening around a camp fire in the bush. In the East African campaign, one of the main problems in the field was the proper feeding of the troops. A great deal of ill health resulted from poor feeding, leaving the men susceptible to attack by many kinds of illness. Dysentery and fever were prevalent and veldt sores caused by tick bites were common. Towards the end of hostilities in Tanganyika, after a number of bouts of malaria, Stanley developed blackwater fever so badly that he was invalided back to South Africa, reaching Durban just before the 1918 armistice which ended the war. On the advice of his doctor, Dr Lloyd (062), (his brother-in-law) Stanley then took up an open air life, farming in the Dundee and the Winterton districts for some 40 years. He farmed at Beaucamp and at Malonjeni until the 1930's before moving to the Winterton area. Stanley married Enid Zillah Calderwell, daughter of a farmer. Enid had two daughters: Alyson (147) Married Frederick Bentley from the York/New Hanover area. They had two children, Robert and Myrtle. Hazel (159) Married Eric V Ryley. They had three children, Colleen (161), Pamela (165) and Gary (167). When they eventually left the Winterton area, Stanley and Enid lived in Pinetown for a while but deciding after some time that they did not care for suburban life, they departed from there to the Babanango district where Stanley took over the management of a farm for a year or two. Retiring at last, they then lived quietly for some years at Southport Extension on the Natal South Coast. Stanley died on 6th July 1971 and was buried at the Marburg cemetery two days later. He was in his 80th year. Enid died on 28th March 1976 and was also buried at the Marburg cemetery.

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Stanley Gloyne Quested's Timeline

May 24, 1892
Isipingo, Durban Metro, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
July 6, 1971
Age 79
Sunwich Port, Port Shepstone, Ugu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Marburg, Port Shepstone, Ugu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa