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Regimental number434
AddressHawkesdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMrs R Steele, Hawkesdale, Victoria
Enlistment date31 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A34 Persic on 28 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Surname spelt STEEL

Military Medal

'East of PERONNE on 18th/19th September, 1918. for gallantry and devotion to duty as Lewis Gunner. he took charge of the section after the Section Commander had become a casualty and by splendid handling he did great service in keeping down enemy fire and allowing his company to advance. He afterwards pushed the gun out in front and covered the consolidation. His work was of the greatest value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

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

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