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Steyn, Stephanus Sebastian Lombard

Educated at the Diocesan College, Rondebosch, Cape Town. Went to Oxford with Rhodes Scholarship in 1910. Gained his Blue at Oxford for Rugby Football and International Cap for Scotland. Entered Guy’s 1913. Joined King Edward’s Horse at outbreak of war as a private. Granted a commission in R.F.A. November 1914. Killed in action Dec. 12th, 1917. Guy’s Hospital Reports Vol LXX, War Memorial No

Lieutenant Stephen Sebastian Lombard Steyn, R.F.A., whose death in action is officially announced today, was the son of the late Dr. G. H. Steyn, and was 26 years of age. He played for three years in the cricket XI, and Rugby XV at the Diocesan College, Rodebosch College, Rondebosch, South Africa, and came to University College, Oxford as a Rhodes scholar in October 1909. He played rugby for Oxford against Cambridge in 1911 and 1912, and for Scotland against England in 1911 and against Ireland in the following year. The Times 29 December 1917.

Biographical

Surname(s)Steyn
First name(s)Stephanus Sebastian Lombard
Date of birth10/11/1889
Family details

Son of Margaret Fraser Steyn, of Moorreesburg, Cape Province, South Africa, and the late Dr. G. H. Steyn.

Previous educationDiocesan College, Rondebosch, South Africa; University College, Oxford
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1913
Dept / courseConjoin and Oxford M.B.
Military unitRoyal Field Artillery, "B" Bty. 117th Bde.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death08/12/1917
Age at death28
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeJerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
Sources

Guy’s Hospital Archives at King’s College; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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