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Robert Blackwood Steele

Group sitting in front of the sphinx, Egypt - 4 men from 3 Company Auckland Infantry Regiment, c February 1915. L-R Pte Hayter (12/129), Jock McKenzie (12/160), Lt Frater (12/1026), Pte AB Fordyce (12/102). Photo by Private R.B. Steele (12/604). Image provided by family - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Blackwood AWMM
  • Surname
    Steele AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/604 AWMM
    • WWII 801761 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    24 / 5 / 1890 Public - GEOFFREY ROBERT - Direct descendant - 15 February 2018 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    34 Picton Street Ponsonby Auckland Public - GEOFFREY ROBERT - Direct descendant - 15 February 2018 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Mangatawhiri Valley, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    A.C. Steele (father), 34 Picton Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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    WW1 Unknown AWMM AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • This photograph of the group sitting in front of the sphinx was also published in the Auckland Weekly News 6 May 1915, p 44 Col. A, but the pyramids and sphinx were cropped out. Family (of J MacKenzie) date the photograph to probably February 1915 as Frater has Sergeant stripes and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant sometime shortly after 26th February 1915.

    Survived the war.

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
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Death

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  • 15th North Auckland Company, Auckland Regiment. Auckland Grammar 1904, Auckland Teachers College 1911-12. Corporal then promoted to 2 Lt
    Public - Joseph - 28 June 2015

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
15 February 2018GEOFFREY ROBERTWHANGAREI NZ & FARINGDON UKDirect descendant
28 June 2015JosephAuckland, NewZealandOther