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|Also known as:||Steele, Leslie|
|Place of Birth:||Adelaide (S.A.)|
|Next of Kin:||Robert Moore Steele - Father ; Jeffcotte Street, North Adelaide, S.A.|
|Biographical notes:||Steele was born on 9 April 1883 in Adelaide. He attended Kings Grammar School and then lived at Callanna on the shores of Lake Eyre. Shortly before he enlisted, Steele was offered the manager’s position at Newcastle Waters by the Hon. John Lewis. He was also appointed a Justice of the Peace at Newcastle Waters on 10 September 1915. After the war, he was offered his old position but took over Annandale Station 70 km north west of Birdsville for Sir Sidney Kidman instead. He went from Annandale to Yeeda Station near Derby which he managed for fifteen years. He was at Yeeda Station when he married Joyce Wishart, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Mayo A Wishart of Midland Junction at St. George’s Cathedral in Perth on April 15 1936. Their son was born on 21 October 1940. Before his retirement, Wilfred was a pastoral inspector for Queensland Stations Ltd. He spent 40 years in Northern and North West Australia before retiring to Tusmore (S.A.).|
|Occupation:||Cattle Station Manager Newcastle Waters|
|Date of Enlistment:||1-Apr-1916|
|Age at Enlistment:||33|
|Place of Enlistment:||Adelaide (S.A.)|
|Unit:||3rd Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Date of Death:||1964-01-23|
|Place of Death:||Tusmore (S.A.)|
|Service History:||Steele's unit embarked from Adelaide on board RMS 'Mooltan' on 24 August 1916. On 20 December 1917, he was kicked by a horse and left in a semi-conscious state, but remained on duty. His war service included Egypt, Syria and Palestine (wounded, Jordan Valley, 11 April 1918). He returned to Australia on board 'Port Denison' on 25 September 1919 and was discharged on 10 November 1919.|
|Related link:||Nominal Roll|
The Third Australian Light Horse Regiment 1914-1918 : a short history and listing of those who served by N.C. Smith. Gardenvale : Mostly Unsung Military History Research and Publications, 1993.
Third Light Horse Regiment A.I.F., 1914-1919 : unit history by George J. Bell. Davenport, Tas : G.J. Bell, 1919.
"Appointment of Justices of the Peace", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 16 September 1915: p.15.
Embarkation Roll - RMS 'Mooltan'
Unit War Diary
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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