KLEMM, Stanley Karl
b. 04.12.1893 Boolooroo, SA
d. 10.09.1943 Nambour, Qld.
Next of Kin: Florence Klemm – Wife.
Parents: Karl Gothold Klemm and Louisa Hermina Hirsch.
Stanley Klemm served in WW1 (records not available) but returned home to Eudlo to continue farming after he was gassed in Europe. He was born in South Australia and came to Queensland with his parents as a boy. He enlisted in the V.D.C., and later signed up for full time service where he was appointed to the 6th Battalion.
Klemm was regarded as a specialist in demolition work, but instructed in other areas.
Klemm collapsed and died on Nambour Railway Station when he went with his wife and daughter to catch an early morning railmotor.
His funeral was large and attended by representatives of his Battalion. Pall-bearers were Sergeants B. McFadden, L.L. Brooks, L. Forgan, Corporals R. Milliner, V. Balstrup and H. Wells.
Stanley Karl Klemm has been buried in the War Graves section of Woombye Cemetery. His name can be found on the Roll of Honour at Nambour, Queensland and is also located on panel 96 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial.
Sources: National Archives of Australia; AWM147 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and CMF (Citizen Military Force); Nambour Chronicle Sept. 1943.
From the Genealogy Sunshine Coast publication
“AND THEIR NAMES SHALL LIVE FOREVER…”
REMEMBERING MILITARY PERSONNEL IN THE OLD MAROOCHY SHIRE CEMETERIES – BOOK 1, WOOMBYE
Stanley is not included in the Adopt a Digger database as he falls outside our criteria of living in the district before 1925. He is included in this gallery as he has lived in the district later in his life and is commemorated on the Sunshine Coast. Importantly, as a WW1 digger he still deserves to be recognised and commemorated by our project.