Captain Arthur Steedman

Captain Arthur Haldane Steedman, 10th ( Service ) Battalion Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles ). He died on 30th March 1917 in France of wounds received in action on 24th March. He was the husband of Mrs A.H.Steedman of 48 Regents Park Road, London and is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France. He was taking part in a trench raid which involve “B” and “D” Coys  and was crossing no man’s land when he was mortally wounded when some British shells fell short amongst the raiders. The attackers lost 3 Officers and 8 Other Ranks killed and 22 wounded but whilst many Germans became casualties no prisoners were taken for identification. The Battalion diary reports of Captain Steedman ” We had lost three gallant Officers including a most able leader in Captain Steedman. Quiet and unobtrusive to the ordinary observer there never was a more thorough officer in carrying out his work, a leader in whom a superior could place implicit confidence and one whose services could ill be spared at this period “. ( Image provided courtesy of South Lanarkshire Council ).

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