Kyrle Nalder Stephens


Kyrle Nalder Stephens


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Second Lieutenant
Army Service Corps


British War and Victory medals


United Kingdom


>None shown

UK Memorials

Radlett Town memorial, Christchurch Memorial, Radlett, Not on the Broxbourne memorials, Highgate School War Memorial

Pre War

Kyrle Nalder Stephens was born in Hendon, Middx in 1881, the eldest son of Arthur Nalder Stephens (Stockbroker) and his  wife Maria and baptised on 13 November 1881 at St Mary's, Hendon. On the 1891 Census, the family were living with Kyrle's widowed grandmother at Fair View, Sunny Gardens, Hendon with 3 servants.

He was educated at Philberds, Maidenhead and at the Choleley School, Highgate. After leaving school he joined the firm of B M Clarke & Co, where his father was a partner.  He was elected a member of the Stock Exchange in 1904 and on the death of B M Clarke in 1910 he became a senior partner. 

On 1st August 1902 he was admitted to the Freedom of the City of London, by redemption, in the Company of Leathersellers when he was a Stockbroker's Clerk. He married Rose Mildred Kempster on 2 June 1906 at St Mary's , Hendon, Middx and in 1911 they were living  Dormie Cottage, Radlett Park Road, Radlett, Herts, with their two children, and he was working as a Stock Broker. 

Wartime Service

 In July 1915 he joined the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps and a short while later obtained a commission in the Army Service Corps.

He served at home initially before being sent to India in 1917, being stationed at Meerut and Bareilly where he became seriously ill and was ordered home. He died on 31 December 1917 at his father's home, Haddon House, Bridport, Dorset and was buried on 3 January 1918 in Burton Bradstock, Dorset.

Additional Information

Probate was granted to his widow, Rose, Mildren Stephens with effects of £13,109 2s 11d. She received a £5 war gratuity. His younger brother Leslie Nalder Stephens was already a serving solder with Royal Artillery at the outbreak of war and was eventually promoted to Major. He survived the war and died in 1952.


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