Stanley Haycroft Dare1

#2590, b. 12 July 1882, d. 1966

Individual's Timeline

Birth12 July 1882Stanley Haycroft Dare2,3
Marriage1908Stanley Haycroft Dare4,5
Death of Father21 August 1921George Dare6,7
Death of Mother13 August 1932Eliza Jane Young8,9,10
Death1939Selena Ann Webb11
Death1966Stanley Haycroft Dare12

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Stanley was a blacksmith (who was still single in 1902), a labourer, a plumber, a miner, a soldier.
  • Religion: Stanley was of the Presbyterian faith.14
  • Anecdote: Stanley spent 12 months in the Yarrawonga Rifle Club.14
  • Anecdote: His oath before a JP was signed in Langwarrin.
Some aspects of Stanley Haycroft Dare's life. In 1915 the following story appeared in the McIvor Times - Another Wounded Soldier Welcomed. (From our Costerfield Correspondent) Another of our local soldiers, Trooper Stanley. H. Dare, was joyfully welcomed home on 31st int. When we review these incidents our minds must be divided between two feelings, regret and relief, for to balance the pleasurable feeling of speculation, there is a pitch of enthusiastically that must tell on both the welcomed and the welcomers. We regret to see our brave fellows wounded and incapacitated from serving their country, yet we rejoice to again have them restored, and they, in return, reciprocate these sentiments. Thus it was, that a most hearty welcome was accorded Trooper Dare on Tuesday of last week as he motored home, accompanied by his wife and children, who had gone to Melbourne to meet him when he landed from the scene of hostilities on Wednesday (25th ult). The school children assembled and sang the National Anthem, " Rule Britannia" and " God Save our Splendid Men," after which all hands engaged in hearty thrilling cheering. In the evening a social gathering of welcome was held in the hall. Mr Ron. Young, secretary of the local Patriotic Guild, arranged a very fine programme, and altogether a most joyous time was spent. Mr J. J. Doyle occupied the chair, and beside him on the platform was seated the hero of the hour, Trooper Dare, and his brother, Pte. Adrian Dare, who has also just returned and was welcomed as reported previously, together with Cr J. P. O'Brien and other public men. The hero was carried in shoulder high to the strains of " See the conquering hero comes" by the band, after which Mr Doyle gave a stirring address of welcome, expressing the pride of all present in the deeds of our Australians on the whole and particularising, of course, the gallant guest. Then the following lengthy and enjoyable programme was gone through, during the progress of which Trooper Dare gave a brief address and expressed his pleasure and thankfulness at being again amongst his friends, and thanked them for their splendid reception. The fol lowing programme was rendered: Overture, "The burning of Rome," Miss M. Golden; Australian National Anthem, The Choral Union (under Conductor E. Colwell); solo, "Just for to-night," Mr Austin Barnes; re citation, "Nursery rhymes revised," Little Florrie Hogan ; song, "Our Jack's come home to-day," Mr J. B. Leach; song, "Working overtime," Mr Murray; recitation, "The Hero," Miss Dolly Wallis; song, " When the sunset turns the autumn leaves to gold," Mr H. Burns; Anthem, The Choral Union ; song, "Island of dreams," Mr Geo. Stephens; recitation " British Bull-dog," Master Charlie Young; song, "The sea is England's glory," Mr G Dare; song, " Asleep in the deep." Mr Bolitho; song, " Here's to Australia," Little Eily Beck ; Glee song, "The land of the kangaroo," Masters H. Colwell, C. Young, K. Colwell, R. Wallis and R. Harding; song, "Only one of the toys," Baby Ivy Wallis; song, "The boys at the Dardanelles," Mrs Colwell ; recitation, " Room at the front-Wake up," Miss Nellie Bock ; selection, the band. The accompaniments were played by Miss Golden and Mrs A. McDonald. A vote of thanks was then proposed by Cr J. P. O'Brien to all promoters and helpers, and to those who had ex tended such a hearty welcome to the hero. A Bruce auction was then conducted by Mr Leach, when three small boxes and one large box of Egyptian cigar ettes, brought back by the soldiers, were disposed and redisposed of several times. A decorated cake was similarly dealt with, the creditable sum of £2 Os 1d being thus added to the Red Cross fund.15

Voter Enrolements


  • 1902, Dare, S H - Boer War
    Number: 129
    Rank: Private
    State: VIC
    Murray Page Number: 328
  • 1914, 97 Pte 4th Light Horse Regiment. Left Australia 18/8/1914, returned 27/7/191518

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: There was another Stanley Haycroft DARE listed in the voter rolls. He appeared only in 1919 in Echuca where he was a confectioner.

Children of Stanley Haycroft Dare and Selena Ann Webb


  1. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1882/2313.
  2. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: DARE
    Event: Birth
    Father/Spouse Surname: GEORGE
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: YOUNG ELIZA
    Day: 12
    Month: 7
    Year: 1882
    Sex: M
    Spouse Age:
    Spouse Sex:
    Registration Place: PORTLAND
    Registration Number: 2313/1882
    Reference: RGD 33.
  3. Tasmanian Family Link, online
  4. DB - WA BDM on line, online, DARE      STANLEY H      Male      WEBB      SELINA A      Female            NORTHAM      2      1908.
  5. Victorian BDM on line, online, from the digger disc at LaTrobe Library.
  6. Victorian BDM on line, online, from the digger disc at LaTrobe Library 9110.
  7. DB - NSW BDM on line, online, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 30th Aug 1921 Page 1.
  8. Victorian BDM on line, online, 1932/430.
  9. Peta King, "Peta King email," e-mail from e-mail address, various, Her married certificate lists her as being 18 (in 1880) and birth place Castlemaine, Victoria. For both mother & father it says “Parent’s deceased”. There has been a note handwritten on the bottom of the certificate. I can’t read it all but it says “Note: The ? Eliza Jane Young having no parent or guardian, the consent of Frederick Call ?, P.M. ? duly ? for that purpose was obtained.” (I have put a question mark where there is a word that I cannot read). My mother remembers being told that her great grandmother needed permission to marry and was under the impression that she was a ward of the state.

    Her death certificate lists her with birth place Castlemaine, Victoria, living 70 years in the state and also being 70 when she died.
  10. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, Copy from Peta King.
  11. Victorian BDM on line, online, from the digger disc at LaTrobe Library 11693.
  12. Victorian BDM on line, online, from the digger disc at LaTrobe Library 25830.
  13. Website ( "Victoria, Australia Rural Cemetery Records, 1836-1988."
  14. Website Boer War service records (…).
  15. Trove Digitised Newspapers, The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser (Heathcote, Vic. : 1863 - 1918) Thursday 9 Sep 1915 Page 2.
  16. Australian Voter Rolls 1901 - 1936, online
  17. Aust War Memorial nominal, online
  18. Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, online
  19. Digger - Vic BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: DARE
    Given Names: Mavis Victoria
    Event: B
    Sex: F
    Spouse Surname/Father: Stanley Haycrof
    Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Selina Ann WEBB
    Age Code:
    Birth Place: ASCOT VALE
    Death Place:
    Year: 1912
    Reg. Number: 8489.
  20. Victorian BDM on line, online, from the digger disc at LaTrobe Library birth 11838.
  21. Victorian BDM on line, online, from the digger disc at LaTrobe Library birth 19740.
  22. Victorian BDM on line, online, from the digger disc at LaTrobe Library birth 8729.