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James Walter Steele

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
    • Trooper Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
    • Signaller Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military record
  • Forenames
    James Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Steele AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    11/1068 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    20 December 1893 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Ashburton Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of James & Ada Steele Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record & research
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ada Steele (mother), Factory Road, Mosgiel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Wellington Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    11/1068 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals
    Plaque & Scroll # 512434 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    telegraphist for the P & T Dept in Tokomaru Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    20yrs 11mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of James and Ada Steele, of Factory Rd., Mosgiel, Otago. AWMM
    • June 1915 - Another of the Gisborne members of the Expeditionary Force has succumbed to wounds received at the Dardanelles, the victim this time being Trooper James Walter Steele late of Tokomaru Bay. He left Gisborne on December 18; being one of the 3 members of the Tokomaru Bay Post & Telegraph Office who left in the same batch of reinforcements. Trooper Steele was a telegraphist, & was popularly known at Tokomaru & Gisborne. His mother resides in Factory road, Mosgiel. The deceased young man was 21yrs of age. He joined the Post & Telegraph Department at Mosgiel as a messenger in 1908. He was twice promoted there, & in 1912 he was transferred to Oamaru to learn telegraphy. From Oamaru he was sent to Tokomaru Bay as a cadet in October 1912 & remained there until he joined the Expeditionary Force. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Poverty Bay Herald Newspaper Report
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/james-walter-steele
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Tokomaru Bay War Memorial
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Research
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM

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