These details of Reginald's life have come from his
obituary published in the Express and Echo on the 31st of August
1953. He married Elsie Summers in 1927.
"The death of Mr.
Reginald Arthur Stentiford of Karagolia, King Edward Road, Axminster,
occurred at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. He was 60 and had been
ill for about six weeks.
He was the youngest
surviving son* of Police Sergeant and Mrs. George Stentiford and was
born at the police station while his father was stationed at Axminster.
He served in the first
World War as a member of the 1st/4th Devon Territorials in India and
Mesopotamia and for a time he was on the General Staff at Baghdad. He
was mentioned in despatches.
Mr. Stentiford was the
first member of his family to serve on Axminster Urban Council, his
brothers Messrs A.C and W.E Stentiford following him on that body.
From 1944 up to the time
of his death, he was Chairman of the Axminster District Committee of the
National Deposit Friendly Society. He was a member of the Axminster
branch of the British Legion. He leaves a wife, two sons and two