The Men

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T W Y

STEALEY, JOHN HERALD

Rank:
Service No:
Date of Death:
Age:
Regiment/Service:

Grave Reference:
Text on stone:

Rank:
Service No:
Date of Death:
Age:
Regiment/Service:
Grave Reference:
Text on stone:

Private
4463980
17/09/1944
24
Devonshire Regiment 2nd Bn.
II. A. 7.
Always thoughtful, always kind what beautiful memories you left behind

 

Additional Information:
Son of John and Esther H. Stealey, of Longsight, Manchester.

John Harold Stealey served with the 2nd Battalion Devons. On the 17th of September 1944 his unit was part of an operation called “Market Garden”.  The Devons were clearing the flanks for the Irish Guards during their race to reach Arnhem. Next to the road from Lommel, Belgium, toward Valkenswaard, John Stealey was killed.

More info in the book “De weg naar Valkenswaard”.

On the 8th of April 2016, Kyle Stealey visited the grave of his grand uncle.

Original gravesite along the road from Belgium towards Valkenswaard.