Project Description

RICHARD WADE STEADMAN 1891–1970

RGA

Brother of George Edward Steadman

Born 30th September 1891 in Braceby, Lincolnshire

Married 1) Edith Pepper, 1918  2) Grace Collishaw

Died June 1970 age 78 in Spalding, Lincolnshire

1901 Census

Age 9 living 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. They lived at 37 High Street, Ropsley, Lincs.

1911 Census

No record found

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 17

Age on enlistment: 25 years 88 days

Occupation: Master’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

27.7.17: He was posted with the British Expeditionary Force

25.3.19: Demobilised, sent to the dispersal centre at Clipstone

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

Married Edith Ann Pepper at The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Radcliffe on Trent on 14 March 1918 and they lived at 13 Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent. Had 4 children with Edith who died in 1936. He subsequently married Grace Collishaw who died in 1987.

From the 1939 Register

Address: New Barn, Radcliffe Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Horseman on Farm

Household: living with wife Grace

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

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