Herbert Stevens was born in Thame in 1886. At his baptism on 20th May 1886 his parents are recorded as James and Caroline Louisa Stevens, butcher.
In 1911 Herbert was living with his parents and brother Fred working in the family butchers business at 29 Upper High Street, Thame. He served in the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars as a Trooper number 1979.
Thame Gazette June 2nd 1915. “Stevens– Herbert younger son of Mr & Mrs Stevens of High St. 29 years old: at outbreak of war rejoined QOOH in which he was a trooper, died of illness -suffering from an ear problem . Played football for Thame for several seasons and one or two as goalkeeper for Oxford City and sometimes Reading. Member of Thame Fire Brigade.”
Herbert died of meningitis and was buried in St Mary’s Churchyard Thame on 18th June 1915. He is remembered on Thame War Memorial, St Mary’s Church Memorial Board and on All Saints Memorial Board.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to St Mary’s Churchyard, Thame on 03rd August 2014 by Cllr Peter Lambert (Past Mayor of Thame)