Brother of George Edward Steadman

Born 30th September 1891 in Braceby, Lincolnshire

Known as Wade

Married 1: Edith Pepper in 14 March 1918 The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Radcliffe on Trent (died 1936)

Children: Harold born 1920, Constance born 1925, Frances J. born 1927, Henry M. born 1929,

Married 2: Grace Collishaw in 1943 in Bingham district

Died June 1970 age 78 in Spalding, Lincolnshire

1901 Census

Age 9 living at 37 High Street, Ropsley, Lincs with father John 35, who was a waggoner on a farm and mother Elizabeth Steadman 34, sisters Emma France 15, Ruth E. 1 and brothers John W. 6, and George Edward 4.

1911 Census

A horseman on farm, living in the household of farm foreman William Melbourne at Great Common, Bourn, Cambridgeshire.

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 134163

Military Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery – 435th Siege battery and then 50th Siege battery

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Enlisted: Newark 17th January 1917

Age on enlistment: 25 years 88 days

Occupation: Maltster’s Drayman. Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Height 5ft 9ins, weight 135lbs, girth 37 ins, range of girth 4ins, medical category A. Religion: Church of England, next of kin: John Steadman, father, The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

23.1.17: Sent to South Camp, Ripon

1.2.17 :  Ardhallow (Coastal Battery, Clyde Defences, Scotland)

28.4.17: Portkil (Clyde Defences)

12.6.17: North Camp

27.7.17: Posted to France with the British Expeditionary Force

2.8.17: Posted from Base to the Field

6.2.18: Attached to Ring Dump

3.3.18:  14 days leave to UK via Calais

4.12.18: Granted Class I Proficiency Pay at 6d per day

24.2.19: Sent to the dispersal centre at Clipstone

25.3.19: Demobilised. Home address 14 Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe

Employment: labourer, F and W Levi, nurseryman

Household: living with wife Edith and parents John, horseman F and W Levi, and Elizabeth, brother Francis, stone polisher E Wright and son, printers, Bailey Lane, Radcliffe

1939 Register

Address: New Barn, Radcliffe Road, Bingham. Widower.

Occupation: Horseman on farm.

Household: living with son Harold, farm carter, daughters Constance, machinist, Frances Joan at school, son Henry at school, Grace Collishaw, widow, unpaid domestic duties

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Married a Radcliffe on Trent woman and lived in the village.