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Regimental number1755
Place of birthMilngavic, Scotland
OccupationBoot machinist
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 2.5"
Weight103 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Catherine Steel, Craig Street, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary STEEL
Discharge date1 June 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola', 22 February 1917; disembarked Brisbane, 10 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 1 June 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death5 December 1927
Age at death45
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEEL John

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