Steve is from the Township of Laugharne, in west Wales. He was educated at Whitland Grammar School before serving an apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer at the Royal Aerospace Establishment, Aberporth. He now lives in Shropshire, still working in engineering.
His interest in World War One began following the discovery that his paternal great grandfather, also from Laugharne, was killed whilst serving with the Australian Forces in 1916 and led to him writing his first book on the Laugharne War Memorial, entitled 'A Township in Mourning'. Further research then resulted in the self-publication of his books:
The Laugharne Roll of Honour
The Llanddowror Roll of Honour
The St. Clears Roll of Honour
The Llansteffan and Llanybri Roll of Honour
The Whitland and Lampeter Velfrey Roll of Honour
The Kidwelly Roll of Honour
As well as the creation of a website which documents the details of the men and women commemorated on the war memorials of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
He is also the author of three professionally published books though Pen & Sword books:
Carmarthen Pals (2009)
Carmarthen in the Great War (2014)
Welsh Yeomanry at War (2016)
as well as the forthcoming three part series:
The Welsh at War (2017)