|Place of birth
|384 Mt Alexander Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Father, J W Steeth, 384 Mt Alexander Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria
|Previous military service
|Served in the Senior Cadets for 2 years.
|Place of enlistment
|Rank on enlistment
|7th Battalion, D Company
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records
|Place of burial
|No known grave
|The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 29), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from
|Parents: James and Hannah STEETH, Arkering Crescent, Black Rock, Victoria
|Brother: 3475 Pte Leslie Charles STEETH, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Reported missing in action, 25 April 1915.
In a statutory declaration, 9 June 1916, 530 Corporal L.B. CRAWFORD stated that Steeth had died at about 5.30 pm on board 'Seang Choon' on 26 April 1915, and that he was buried at sea on 28 April 1915. 521 Pte W.J. FARRELLY reported seeing Steeth in Malta wounded 'some time in June'.
Court of Inquiry held in the field in France, 5 June 1916, determined that Steeth had been killed in action on or about 25 April 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|NAA: B2455, STEETH Walter Joseph