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28 Apr 1880
He was the son of Bernard Franz, a merchant, and Alberta Stiebel, of 21 Redcliffe Road and later 'Coningsby House' Magdala Road (both Nottingham). He was the brother of Helen Maud, Mary Alberta and Alice Dorothy Stiebel. He was married to Valentine Mary Amelia Stiebel and they lived at 'The Brambles' Walton on Thames in 1911. He was the father of Joan Stiebel (see below).
He was a solicitor.
24 Aug 1917
He enlisted with Inns of Courts OTC 30/11/1915 (Private 8040 Medal Roll) and was discharged 'Sick' 8/8/1916. He presumably returned to action commissioned (from the photograph) and was invalided home in 1917 and died at Weybridge Surrey. CWGC has no record of EA Stiebel for the Great War.
Obituary from The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland August 28, 1917 STIEBEL - At Annandale, Oatlands, Weybridge, on August 24th, Ernest Arthur Stiebel (late private, Inns of Court O.T.C.), dearly loved husband of Valentine Stiebel, and younger son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Stiebel, of Nottingham. Funeral, Tuesday, 28th, at City of Westminster Cemetery, Hanwell. Biography, Memorial of Rugbeians That Fell In The Great War, Rugby School, 1923 Private E. A. Stiebel Inns of Court Officers Training Corps Ernest Arthur Stiebel was the younger son of Bernard Franz Stiebel and of Alberta, his wife, of Upper College Street, Nottingham. He entered the School in 1895 and left in 1897. After being articled to Messrs. Acton and Marriot, of Nottingham, he practised in London as a Solicitor. He wished to join the Army in August, 1914, but a severe operation which he underwent prevented him from joining before the autumn of 1915, when he entered the Inns of Court O.T.C. He was to have received a Commission in the Cheshire Regiment, but in August, 1916, was invalided out, and died at Weybridge, of cancer aggravated by exposure during training, on August 24th, 1917. Age 37. He married, in 1909, Valentine, only child of John Stewart Menzies Pender-Small, of Dirnanean, Blairgowrie, and Chesthill, Aberfeldy, and left one daughter Joan. Jewish refugees' saviour Joan Stiebel dies Many Jewish refugees and their families owe their admission to Britain to one remarkable woman - Joan Stiebel, who died aged 95 on 25 January 2007. An obituary in the Jewish Chronicle of 23 March says that Joan Stiebel gave a lifetime of service to the Jewish community, although she was not Jewish. Her involvement with refugees began before World War ll when she worked for the Central British Fund trying to help Jewish refugees from Germany enter Britain. Later she helped Jews secure admission to Britain from Hungary, Egypt, Poland, Algeria, Aden, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran. Chile and Argentina. She was awarded the MBE in 1978. Joan Stiebel MBE (April 23, 1911 - January 25, 2007) was a Jewish relief worker in London, England, after World War II. Joan Valentine Stiebel was born on April 23, 1911, at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.[1] The daughter of Christian parents, she became increasingly active in Jewish affairs after becoming a secretary to Otto M. Schiff, CBE, in 1933.In 1939, after Schiff and others had formed what today is called the World Jewish Relief organization, Stiebel was appointed to that organization full-time. After the end of World War II, Stiebel was responsible for making travel arrangements to bring 1,000 underaged Jewish Nazi concentration camp orphans to the United Kingdom.The children came to be known in the press as the Boys, and her involvement with them continued throughout her lifetime. She was also instrumental in the formation of Jewish Child's Day in 1947. In 1958 she was appointed as the United Kingdom-based Joint Secretary of the World Jewish Relief organization. She was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1978 for her lifetime of service to Jewish refugees. Shortly after retiring from the World Jewish Relief organization in 1979, she was recruited by The Wiener Library to assist in establishing their Endowment Fund. She continued this pro bono work until her permanent retirement in 1989. Stiebel died in London, England on January 25, 20 Research Simon Williams
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