Steggles, Alfred: Service no. 880514


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Private Alfred Steggles, reg. no. 880514.
Screen capture of Wallecburge Courier Express article dated September 9, 2010
Screen capture of Wallaceburg Courier Express article dated September 9, 2010

Text from article:

Pte. Alfred Steggles, who was killed in the battle of Passchendaele, (Nov. 11, 1917) held special significance to a youthful Agnes McVittie. A native of England, Alf came to Wallaceburg and lived with the McVittie’s who looked upon him as a son. His death hit them hard.

Amongst Alfred’s personal belongings retrieved from his clothing following his death, was a cherished photo of little Agnes McVittie, the same person who has shared her memories with us this week.


Photo available of Private Alfred Steggles in Alan Mann‘s book No Return Ticket: Wallaceburg’s war casualties and selected wartime memories. Out of print but available here.

Cemetery: TYNE COT CEMETERY, Belgium Grave Reference: Levi Cottage Mem. 4.

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  1. This is not the Alfred steggles l have in a photo. He was my grandfather as my mother was Evelyn Steggles. My grandmother lived with him in Canada for a while. She came home and gave birth to my mother. All l can think is he had a double life.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I can only reference that the source of the photograph came from a book that was published locally in Ontario. If you wish to send me a photo of the man that you have I would appreciate it and I would be happy to add it to this page.

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