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Regimental number32011
Date of birth12 October 1894
Place of birthbalmain, New South Wales
SchoolBalmain Public School
Address28 Bay Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, R Steel, 28 Bay Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service41st Infantry
Enlistment date8 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name5th Field Artillery Brigade, 6th - 13th Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battery, 14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrother: Sergeant Eric Steel, 14th Battery 5th Field Artillery Brigade
Other detailsService in France, twice wounded
Date of death26 August 1985

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