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Regimental number1565
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
True NameSTEEL, Oscar Evelyn
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressBourke Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lily Clifton, 358 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military servicePreviously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of buck teeth.
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentTPR
Unit nameAustralian Remount Unit 2, Squadron 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number28/3/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Discharge date6 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karagola', 30 April 1919; disembarked Sytdney, 14 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 6 August 1919.
Date of death17 July 1956
Place of burialEastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA B2455 3258229

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