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William H. Steele

Corporal

8th Batt.

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss L. Perkins
  • Plaque: 808

Additional Info

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Biography

Willam Hamlet Steele was a tailor. He was born in Ballarat and enlisted there on 6th July 1915. He was 24 years old and single. He joined the 8th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 4889. During his service he was promoted Corporal. On the 4th October 1917 he was killed in action at Passchendaele Ridge. His name is on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
Tree No. 808.

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour