The Reverend Charles Edward Ernest Steele died on Monday 16th March 2015 aged 90.
Charles enlisted in the Rifle Brigade in 1942 and transferred to the Corps of Military Police in March 1944 and was posted to 110 Provost Company 8th Corps and saw service in Normandy and North West Europe.
In April 1945 he returned to Mytchett for re-kitting and was then posted in May of the same year to 28th Indian Division until May 1946 then onto 5th Indian Division from 1946 until February 1947 from there he went to Secunderabad prior to his release in 1947.
On release from H.M. Forces he joined the Birmingham Fire Brigade and served 22 years before taking up Holy Orders within the Church of England. He was Parish Priest in Minworth, Sutton Coldfield and Washwood Heath until his retirement.
He was the Birmingham Central Branch Chaplain and was very supportive within the Branch. He leaves a widow Joan and a son and daughter and grandchildren.