Colour Sergeant Richard Harold Stendell 15/848 MSM and Private George Frederick Stendell 15/1270

Colour Sergeant Richard Harold Stendell 15/848 MSM
Born Leeds 1890

Pte George Frederick Stendell 15/1270
Born Nottingham 1892

Killed in action France 1st of July 1916

Richard and George Stendell were the eldest of three boys,(two other siblings died in infancy) born to Elizabeth and the late Thomas George Stendell, the family home was at 2, Morphet grove clay pit lane Leeds.

When he joined the Pals in Leeds on the 3rd of September 1914, Richard was working as a Warehouse clerk, he was given quartermaster duties with A company and later became Company quartermaster sergeant , more than likely because of warehouse work before the war, he ended the war as a colour sergeant with the Pals.
George a butcher by trade joined the Pals in early 1915, he worked in the kitchens at Colsterdale and served with number 9 platoon of C company.
Both brothers served together in Colsterdale Egypt and France.

Pte George Frederick Stendell was killed in action in the 1st of July battle of the Somme 1916.
He is buried in Serre road number 1 cemetery France.

Colour Sergeant Richard Harold Stendell survived the war and in late 1918 was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal ( MSM )

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