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Alexander John STEELE

Regimental number2433
Date of birth29 June 1885
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLumper
AddressMurat Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Steele, Baldville Street, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 June 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A55 Itria on 14 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Son of William and Charlotte Jane Steele (both deceased)
Date of death18 September 1919
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery (Road 2, Path 7E, No. 11), Adelaide, South Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, South Australia
Discharge date6 February 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Ausralia on board HT 'Ruakine', 12 May 1918; disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (wounded), Adelaide, 8 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death18 September 1919
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEELE Alexander John

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