Alexander Stevens

Alexander born 5th June 1888 and baptized 1st July 1888 with 3 others at St Peter’s Church Woolton. Father Mathew a baker and mother Elizabeth

In 1901 Alexander Stevens age 12 living with mother Elizabeth a Widow , and brother Mathew age 14, sisters Elisabeth age 9, Emily age 7. Family living 10 Church Rd Woolton.

Alexander Stevens age 22 (living at 2 Holmefield Road Aigbuth) married Harriet Williams age 23 ( Harriet Living at 12 Castle St Woolton). Harriet’s father Richard deceased) 26th October 1910 in St Peters Church Woolton.

In 1911 Driver Alexander Stevens born Woolton age 22 and employed as a Domestic Gardener married for 1 year to Harriet. Living at 2 Holmefield Road Aigbuth.

From the local newspaper abridged. Driver Alex Stevens was killed by a shell fire on the 6th June. Alex Stevens was 29 year of age, his birthday on the day before his was death, He was a popular member of Woolton Village club and the Flag is flying half-mast in his memory. He Joined the Field Artillery in the early days of the war. And been in France over 2 years and he has taken part in some of the very heavy fighting. Alexander had come home 12 months ago and brought some souvenirs for the Village Club collection of war trophies.

Major Denton commanding the battery. Driver Stevens died as a result of shell fire . He came to me at once and was attented to at a dressing station near by where he died shortly afterwards. Major Denton Driver Stevens had been with me for nearly 3 years a more faithful and earnest soldier I could hope to meet. His loss is a blow to us all. Driver Stevens always did his duty .

Mrs Hoch of Bridge House Sefton Park Driver Steven was in service for several years. It is very dreadful poor little Vera (Driver Alexander Stevens 5 year old daughter) without either parent my heart aches for you also.

Driver Alexander Stevens pension to mother Elizabeth Stevens living 3 Back Hadfield Place Woolton.

Driver Alexander Stevens

Driver Alexander Stevens serial number 4487 served “D” Bty Royal Field Artillery died 6th June 1917 aged 29.

Driver Alexander Stevens Remembered with Honour Kandahar Farm Cemetery. Belguim