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William Henry Steele

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Steele AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/4148 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 December 1890 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss L. Allen (friend), 51 May's Road, Papanui, Christchurch, 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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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 18 November 1915 AWMM Porter/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Pleurisy pneumothorax AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • A week after arriving in Egypt William Steele boarded ship again, bound for France where he joined the 2 Battalion, Auckland Regiment.

    "William Steele contracted bronchitis in February 1918, which developed into pleurisy and was admitted to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 3 April. He died on 26 April from pleurisy pneumothorax." (Church, p.119)

    "The family suffered another tragedy as a result of the War. A brother, Private James George Steele, 7/1006, 2 Battalion, Canterbury Regiment, died on 28 June 1916. he is buried at the Cite Conjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France, Ref 11. B.6." (Church, p.119) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    26 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 4, Grave 14 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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