Cyril Stanley Geoffrey Stevens, born in Ludlow, Shropshire in 1885, the fourth son of the late Ernest Frank and Mrs Louisa Harriett Stevens (nee Ash) of Idsall, Prestbury, Solihull.
Geoffrey (as he was known) is recorded on the 1911 Census as a works’ manager in a galvanising mill (the family business of Ash and Lacy is a metal galvanising business and it is probable that this is where he worked). He was husband to Mary Ada Stevens (nee Pearse) of St Ninians, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland and father to a son.
His mother was born into the Ash family of Packwood House, Warwickshire (now belonging to the National Trust)
The link between Cyril and Ash Magna is unclear, although the family name may be more than a coincidence?
Cyril attended both Seaford College and Cheltenham College and is on the Roll of Honour for both
Cyril is commemorated on the Prestbury, Gloucestershire war memorial.
Regiment : 1st/2nd Battalion attached to 3rd/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers (previously Royal Fusiliers and Manchester Regiment)
Rank : Captain
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Killed in Action; Belgium 9 October 1917 Aged 30