Friday 22 June 2012

Private Henry Steadman

Born on 27 October 1890 in Keighley, Yorkshire, England - husband of Emma Steadman (later Parr), Toronto, Ontario - son of John and Thurza Steadman, Keighley, Yorkshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as teamster; married; no current military service; previously served with the Grenadiers (one year); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 32.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 12 January 1916 (number 775184) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery (grave XXIV.H.2), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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