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Oliver Steele

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Portrait of O. Steele. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1915, v.3, n.1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Oliver AWMM
  • Surname
    Steele AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 2408 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1882 AWMM WairoaHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mr T.J. Steele, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Accountant/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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Commissioned in Berkshire Regiment January 1901. Served in WWI with the rank of Captain (1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action in France. In the Commonwealth Graves Commisssion Oliver Steele is registered as a soldier of the United Kingdom.

    1909: Furlough in New Zealand

    Delhi Durbar 1911

    Father: Thomas James Steele (died 27 April 1923, age 78)

    Mother: Malvina Florence (died 3 September 1940, age 83)

    Auckland Museum Boer War Display – photo of “section of the Auckland Fifth Contingent which left by the Mapourika”

    Brothers: 2nd Lieutenant Montague Steele,service number 12/2917, Auckland Infantry Battalion, Samoan Advance Force, 7th Reinforcments and Sapper Robert Alex Steele, Service number 4/472, Field Engineers, Main Body, left New Zealand 16 October 1914, died 13 January 1924, Tutira, Hawkes Bay

    Sister: Nurse Hilda Mary Steele, service number 22/60, left New Zealand 1 April 1915 (AANSC)

    Member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club

    Attended Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 October 1914 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald 3 November 1914, page 6

    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1915. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Devonport Primary School, granite tablet, 18 Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland AWMM
    • St Mary's Cathedral Church. Parnell, Auckland 1052 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1915, Second term. p.9 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      New Zealand Herald 3 November 1914, page 6 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1915. AWMM
    • Harper, G., Clements, C., & Johns., R. (2019). For King and Other Countries: The New Zealanders Who Fought in Other Services in the First World War. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press. AWMM
      p.25,56 AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
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