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Thomas Robert Steel

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Portrait, originally published in the Auckland Weekly News (kindly provided by family) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Steel AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Steele AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13113 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Steel (mother), West Plain, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      18 September 1916 – Admitted to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station in Field. Wounded in Right shoulder AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      19 September 1916 – in No 38 CCS in field AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      142 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thomas Steel was the son of Jessie and Alexander Steel, of West Plains, Southland.

    13 January 1916 - At Trentham Camp

    7 April 1916 – At Featherston camp charged with overstaying leave. Case dismissed

    6 May 1916 - Embarked from Wellington onboard HMNZT 53 – NZ Troopship, Navua. 12th Reinforcements, ‘H’ Company.

    22 June 1916 – Disembarked Suez

    26 July 1916 – Embarked for France on Steamship Ivernia.

    7 August 1916 – Disembarked Southhampton, England to Sling Camp with ‘C’ Company, 5th Reserve Battalion.

    28 August 1916 – Moved to France.

    29 August 1916 – Attached to NZ training Battalion at Etaples

    14 September 1916 – Joined 2nd Battalion Canterbury Infantry, 2nd Company in the field

    16 September 1916 – Reported missing in action

    18 September 1916 – Admitted to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station in Field. Wounded in Right shoulder

    19 September 1916 – Died of wounds in No 38 CCS in field

    Two sons were killed in WW1, brothers Thomas Robert Steel (13113) and John Steel (25/681)

    Listed incorrectly as Steele on Embarkation Rolls and NZEF Roll of Honour (correspondence with family)

    Embarked Wellington, 6 May 1916; disembarked Suez, 22 June 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria, 26 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 7 August 1916, and marched in to Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 28 August 1916; joined 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, in the field, 14 September 1916.
    Reported Missing, 16 September 1916.
    Admitted to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 18 September 1916 (gun shot wound, shoulder).
    Died of wounds, 19 September 1916.

    Mother: Jessie Steel, West Plains, Southland

    Surname entered on Nominal Roll as STEELE. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France AWMM Special Memorial 17. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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