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Thomas H. Steele


59th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Alba
  • Planted By: Miss J. Gullin
  • Plaque: 767

Additional Info

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Thomas Herbert Steele was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single and a Clerk when he enlisted with the 7th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement on 27 June 1915 at the age of 35. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915. Whilst serving in France he was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the left shoulder and right wrist on 19 July 1916. In October he moved from Perham Downs to the 15th Training Battalion where he was admitted to the 2nd Western General Hospital. In July 1917 he proceeded overseas to France, but in August he was again admitted to hospital for being sick and later was wounded in action a second time on 27 April 1918. He returned to Australia 8 April 1919.
Tree No. 767

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour