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William Harvey Steven

Queens Own Glasgow Yeomanry

Queen’s Own Glasgow Yeomanry
He is remembered with honour on the Scottish National War Memorial, St Columba’s Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 1 Line 43.

The family home was Woodend Farm, 40, Queen Street, Helensburgh The son of William and Janet Steven.
Siblings: William had four brothers, Allan, James, Robert and John and one sister, Agnes.

William Steven was born and brought up in Helensburgh, where his father was a farmer. He was educated at Hermitage Higher Grade School and then Glasgow Technical College where he was a student of architecture / land surveying. He trained in the offices of Messrs Sturrock and Wilson, Architects, Glasgow. He was fond of outdoor sports and a keen member of the swimming club. He also bred poultry.

William died in a tragic accident whilst fishing at Cupar, Fife, when he was shot by another off-duty soldier who was out shooting rabbits.

He was buried at Helensburgh Cemetery with full military honours.

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