A A Steward

Lieutenant the Reverend Arthur Amyot Steward RFA was killed in action on 6 October 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele when an enemy shell destroyed the bunker that was his observation post.

The son of the Reverend Canon Edward Steward, Arthur was in the Murray from 1897. After Wellington he volunteered for the South African War with the Norfolk Militia.

On returning from South Africa he went up to Magdalen College, Oxford and took his degree, before following in his father’s footsteps and seeking ordination.

Whilst he was up at Magdalen he was initiated into the Apollo in 1909.

He went to Wells Theological College in 1911, and was ordained and appointed Deacon and Curate of St Paul’s Southcoates, Hull in 1912.

He returned to South Africa under church colours to minister to the miners in Johannesburg.

On the outbreak of war he returned to England offered his services to the Army once more. Commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery he later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps as an observation officer.

He was attached to No 11  Balloon Company when he was killed in action.

He is buried at Dunhallow ADS Cemetery at West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.