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Steedman, R., Sjt., 1915
In Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert is the Commonwealth War Grave of 739 Serjeant Richard Steedman, serving with the Royal Engineers who died 13/05/1915.

Angela Conroy has submitted the following from the Shields Daily News 29/05/1915:

“Mrs K Steedman, of 32 Sidthorpe Street, North Shields, has received word from the War Office, that her husband, Sergeant Richard Steedman, of the 54th Company Royal Engineers, late of Clifford's Fort, was killed in action on May 13th.”

He is remembered in Tynemouth on T36.14 page 25

The CWGC entry for Serjeant Steedman

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk