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Ernest McAustin STEEL

Regimental number30278
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
OccupationMedical student
Address'Glenstrae', Tryon Road, Lindfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, R S Steel, 'Glenstrae', Tryon Road, Lindfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceSydney University Scouts
Enlistment date11 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 4, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*McAustin spelt McAuslin
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrother: 30277 Gunner Robert Stanley STEEL, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 October 1977

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