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Arthur George STEETH

Regimental number5906
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address255 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 3"
Weight105 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Veronica Steeth, 255 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of height)
Enlistment date20 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 June 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1917
Discharge date21 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3475 Pte Leslie Charles STEETH, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 July 1919; 4555 Bugler Walter Joseph STEETH, 7th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 november 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 December 1917; taken on strength, 21st Bn, in the field, 24 February 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 17 July 1917 (scabies); transferred to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 18 July 1917; rejoined Bn, 25 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (shrapnel wounds, legs), and admitted to 64th Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 11th Casualty Clearing Station; to 56th General Hospital, Etaples, 6 October 1917; to England, 12 October 1917, and admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, London (gun shot wounds, both thighs: severe); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Kanowna', 16 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 21 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 March 1973
Place of burialBoxhill Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEETH Arthur George

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