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John Steel

Biography of Private John Steel, (39331)
3rd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
Died 9th October 1917

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John Steel

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Baston, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jan – Mar 1881

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


No marriage for John has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
John Steel

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Baston, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Farm labourer

Mother’s Name:
Elizabeth Parker

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Solo, London, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1873 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Catherine E Parker, 1866, Bourne
Ann Elizabeth Steel, 1874, Bourne Fen
Maria Steel, 1878, Baston
John Steel, 1881, Baston
Plus 1 more who’s name are unknown taken from the 1911 census

1881 Census:
John is living with in his grandfather’s house with parents in Church Street, Baston, Lincolnshire.

1891 Census:
John is living with his parents in Church Street, Baston, Lincolnshire.

1901 Census:
John is living with his parents in Church Street, Baston, Lincolnshire.

1911 Census:
John is living with the Green family in Lincoln Lane, Metheringham, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 30 and he is listed as a labourer on farm.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private John Steel, 39331 3rd/5th (T) Bn Lancashire Fusiliers was killed in action on 9th October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
John’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Baston, Roll of Honour in St John the Baptist Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private John Steel, 39331, 3rd/5th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers who died on 09 October 1917.
Remembered with honour, Tyne Cot Memorial.

More information:

Tyne Cot Memorial gate

Military Service Timeline:

Enlisted in Sleaford