Born - 20 April 1882 in Bridgewater, Somerset, UK.
Enlisted in the RAN on 21 January 1915.
Died - 20 November 1965 in Melbourne.
Served the greatest proportion of World War I on the cruiser HMAS Psyche. Also believed to have served on board the Port Guard ship Cerberus.
Whilst loading stores in India, Stanley and several other men were charged with, and convicted of mutiny, for refusing to load rotten meat. The group spent time in gaol and were forced to travel overland to China to meet up with their ship when their sentences were finished. A postcard to Stanley's wife Myra Grace Dyker supports this. Stanley was also said to have thrown three dignatories off the tug Eagle in Port Phillip Bay.
Details by Clive Dyker, nephew of Stanley Hanaford.
Webmaster's note. It is likely that Stanley actually served at the Williamstown Naval Depot, known as HMAS Cerberus, while training and not on board the ship.