RICHARD WADE STEADMAN 1891–1970
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
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.
A horseman on farm, living in the household of farm foreman William Melbourne at Great Common, Bourn, Cambridgeshire.
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
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
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.