- Poelcapelle British Cemetery
- Plot: XVII
- Rij: D
- Graf: 18
Onderscheidingen en medailles
Stanley Charles Beer, a 26-year-old painter from Swansea, Glamorgan, was killed in the aftermath of the Battle of Passchendaele. He left behind his young wife, Beryl.
At the time of his death, Stanley served in the, 2nd Battalion Welsh Regiment, part of the 3rd Brigade, of the 1st Division.
Stanley’s Battalion was attached to the 1st Brigade on 14 November 1917 and moved into the Brigade’s frontline on the 15th. The 2nd Welsh took up positions between Sourd and Source Farm, on the Goudberg, north of Passchendaele. The line was a string of shell holes in a wet and boggy landscape. German aeroplanes controlled the sky above the Passchendaele Ridge. They documented the allied positions, which were constantly shelled by the German artillery
On the 17th, 10 other ranks of the 2nd Welsh were killed by German shellfire. Stanley Charles Beer, 26, was one of the men killed in action on 17 November 1917. According to his Burial Return Sheet, Stanley’s remains were exhumed near Auber Junction in the Houthulst Forest, which was in German hands. He now rests in Poelcapelle British Cemetery.