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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Lenton Nottingham
He was the son of George and Violetta Mary Steer and the brother of Viletta Mary, Lilian Dorothy, John William Vernon, Edith Iris and Henry Leslie Steer of 23 Petersham Street Grove Road Lenton Nottingham. He was engaged to Kate at the time of his death.
In 1911 he was a confectionery sugar boiler.
30 Jul 1915
22
492137 - CWGC Website
R/8453
Rifleman
9th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
He was reported wounded and missing on 30 July 1915 but was not officially reported killed until May the following year. He is buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery 55.E.17/20
Nottingham Evening Post, Roll of Honour, 23 May 1916: ‘Steer. Previously reported wounded and missing July 30th, 1915, now officially reported killed, Leonard G Steer, King’s Royal Rifles, the dearly loved son of George and Violetta Street, 23, Petersham-street, Lenton. We know at last his crown he’s won, for duty well and nobly done. Father, mother, sisters, and brothers; also his sorrowing fiancée, Kate.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 20 June 1916: 'Private LG Steer, Kings Royal Rifles, 23 Petersham Street, Lenton, killed 31 July aged 22.'
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Leonard George Steer - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • Photograph was published on 20th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Leonard George Steer - Photograph was published on 20th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918