Reginald George Benjamin Steeden
Contributed by Jane Munro
Reginald Steeden died in 1963
- Born August 1884 at Tingewick
- son of James Steeden & Jane (nee Paxton)
- According to
British Army Pension Records, he was a farmer when he
enlisted at Bletchley Recruiting Office on 14 December 1915.
He was appointed to the 96th Territorial Reserve Battalion Ð perhaps because of his occupation.
However, he appears to have seen at least one spell in the British Expeditionary Force at the end of September 1917.
- He served as a private in the Gloucestershire regiment, (Reg no 18422) and then in Labour Corp (Reg no. 378263)
- He married Edith Gertrude Bishop Heritage from Buckingham in 1911 and raised a family of seven
- six of them girls.
- Gwendolen Violet (b. 1912, married Frank Tapping)
- Alice Lucy b. 1913, married Frederick Arthur Trump)
- Dorothy Hilda (b. 1914, married Harold Tibbles)
- Alfred Reginald (b. 1916)
- Gertrude (b 1923)
- Lily (b. 1924)
- Betty (b. 1926)