Rank: Private
Service Number:24461.
Died Thursday 7th June 1917
Age 23
County Memorial Moreton

Daniel's Story.

Birkenhead News  14 July 1917


A memorial service was held in the Parish Church, Moreton, on Sunday to commemorate the death in action of Pte. Dan Stanley, 11th Cheshires, who was killed in June 1917, aged 23 years. The sad news of his death was received officially by his father, Mr. James Stanley, 3, Moreton Terrace, about a fortnight ago, this being the second son he has lost in the war, for Pte. Jack Stanley, the eldest son, also of the 11th Cheshires, was wounded fatally in November 1915, and died of his wounds on the following morning aged 27.

Another son, Drummer Arthur Stanley, 11th Cheshires, 25 years, was wounded in July 1916, and was dug out from debris in which he had been buried by the explosion of a shell, and subsequently discharged as being unfit for service, owing to his wound and shell shock.

The youngest son, Driver W. Stanley, R.F.A., who is 21 years old, is still on active service in Salonika.

The two brothers who have given their lives for King and country worked with market gardeners before joining the colours.

In his address on Sunday evening, the Rev. W. J. Spink, M.A., alluded to the many brave boys from amongst his parishioners who have fallen in the war, and great sympathy is extended to the family of Pte. Dan Stanley since the news arrived.