Information about birth

Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Penryn, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

General information

Farm Hand

Army information

England, United Kingdom
British Expeditionary Force
Service number:
Enlistment place:
Falmouth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
 —  Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment), 1/4th Bn.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
Place of death:
Near Arbre, East Of St. Julien, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Cemetery
Plot: VI
Row: F
Grave: 1

Distinctions and medals 2

Points of interest 2

#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place

My story

Private Stanley Dale was part of the 1/4th Battalion Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment), 145th Brigade, 48th (South Midland) Division.

On the 29th of September 1917 the Battalion relieved the 1/5th Glosters in the right subsector of the front line, east of St. Julien. The battalion headquarters and aid post were moved to the village of St. Julien (C11. d. 9.3. and C18 a. 1.9. respectively). On the 1st of October the front line posts were moved forward 50 to 100 yards (ca 45 to 90 meters). During the final days of September and at the beginning of October the German artillery was described as ‘normal’.

Private Stanley Dale was killed while holding the front line on the 2nd of October 1917. He was most likely killed by artillery fire and buried where he fell. His body was recovered after the war and reburied at Tyne Cot Cemetery.

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Sources used
C.R.M.F. Cruttwell, ‘The War service of the 1/4th Berkshire Regiment (T.F.),’ Oxford: Blackwell, 1922, p. 123, 128-129.
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Naval & Military Archive
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The Long, Long Trail
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