Stapleton Tench Eachus was born in Stafford in 1889 and lived on Marston Road.
He was educated at St Austin's Catholic School, Garden Street Stafford.
After leaving school Stapleton joined the post office where he worked until 1910, he then enlisted with the South Staffordshire Regiment before moving to the Warwickshire Yeomanry.
Stapleton Fought in Egypt with the Warwickshire Yeomanry before transferring to the Royal Engineer's Signals.
In 1916 Stapleton was sent to France and over the next 3 years, he wrote in tiny notepads a set of 15 diaries about his adventures in the Great War. These diaries contain over 150,000 words.
Each Diary written by Stapleton was posted back to England via the French postal system.
These Diaries are a fascinating insight into another side of World War One.
Stapleton was married to Elinor and they had a son called Derek, he had 2 sisters called Gladys and Dorothy and a brother called Harry.
After the war Stapleton returned to Stafford and rejoined the Post Office, he later moved to St. Asaph, North Wales where he died in 1971.
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