Sidney Herbert Steven

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Service Occupation: Command of Company
  • Awards: Military Cross
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Loos
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 25/09/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Dud Corner Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Loos Memorial Panel 78-85

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 12/10/1889
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 2 Invermark Terrace, Barnhill, Broughty Ferry, Dundee
  • Occupation: Chartered Accountant
  • Mother:

    Kate White Steven

  • Father:

    Robert Steven (Solicitor)

  • Siblings:

    Harvey, James, Robert

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Sidney Herbert Steven

Lieutenant Sidney Herbert Steven studied at Dundee High School before enlisting as a pre-war Territorial in ‘Dundee’s Own’, the 4th Black Watch Battalion where he was commissioned in April 1914.

He received the Military Cross for ‘conspicuous gallantry on 10th March, 1915,  at Neuve Chappelle when he commanded the leading platoon of his Battalion in the attack, and gained his objective notwithstanding the heavy enfilading fire to which his men were exposed’.

Steven is named on the 1914-1918 War Memorial in St. Margaret’s Church, Barnhill.

According the the St Andrews University Roll of Honour Sidney was awarded the Military Cross on 08.05.1915 “For conspicuous gallantry on the 10th March 1915, during an attack at Neuve Chapelle, when he showed great dash in command of a party which advanced over the open and captured many prisoners and an enemy machine gun”.

Information kindly supplied by Christine Johnston. Additional information supplied by Sandra Muir and Gary Thomson

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