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Oswald Leslie Jennings STEEL

Place of birthPlattsbury, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationScience master, Department Public Instruction, NSW
Address'Ryde Villa', Macauley Street, Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs B A Steel, Macauley Street, Albury, New South Wales
Previous military service17th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 22 December 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A43 Forty Three on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1917
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialVlamertinghe New Military Cemetery (Plot VIII,S Row D, Grave No. I), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Oswald Gleghorn and Elizabeth Ann STEEL; husband of Bertha STEEL, "Mapleton", Victoria Street, Bowral, New South Wales. Native of Wallsend, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: 1279 Pte Thomas Stanley HOOKER, 34th Bn, killed in action, 7 May 1918.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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