Herbert Stevens was born in Thame in Spring 1886 the second son of James and Caroline Louise (nee Loosley Stevens. James was a butcher at 23 Upper High Street Thame and Caroline was a schoolmistress.
By 1911 Herbert and his elder brother Fred are still living at home and are both butchers in the family business.
The Thame Gazette reported that Herbert was a member of Thame Fire Brigade and played football for Thame for
several seasons. He also played one or two seasons as goalkeeper for Oxford City and sometimes Reading.
At the outbreak of war in August 1914 Herbert joined the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars (regimental number 1979) and was a member of the 2/1st Yeomanry which moved to King’s Lynn in April 1915.
Herebert died at home of meningitis on 14 June 1915 and was buried in St Mary’s churchyard 4 days later. He
is remembered in Thame on the war memorial and St Mary’s and All Saints memorial boards.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to St Mary’s Churchyard, Thame on 03rd August 2014 by Cllr Peter Lambert (Past Mayor of Thame)