Steven, Charles Bernard (Charlie)

Age: 21
Date of birth: 1896 (Q3)

Parents: Robert Marshall and Mary Matilda Steven
Address: 119 Emscote Road

Occupation: Employed at Brown and Sandfords as a Cabinet Maker

Charlie was baptised at All Saints, Emscote, Warwick on 24th September 1896. At the time his father was working as a hairdresser.

In the 1901 census, Mary is recorded as the head of the household at 119 Emscote Road with her two soms, William Oswald (9) and Charles B (4). The census recorder has noted that Mary is the “Wife of Imperial Yeoman gone to the Front”

By the 1911 census, Robert has returned to Warwick and is again working as a hairdresser, on his own account. The family are still living at 119 Emscote Road and both the boys are also working: William as a brewer’s labourer and Charlie for Wymans GWR.

Local War Item in Warwick Advertiser 27th October 1917

“In Memoriam” notices were placed in the Warwickshire Advertiser a year after his death, by his parents and his brother, Will.

Warwick Advertiser 12th October 1918

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 43676
Regiment/Service: 10th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 101st Brigade, 34th Division
Date of death: Friday, October 12, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action near Poelcappelle
Commemorated/Buried: Cement House Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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