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|Name:||Steele, William Alan Beevor|
|Place of Birth:||Gympie (Qld.)|
|Biographical notes:||Steele served in the Second World War as a Brigadier (DX906).|
|Date of Enlistment:||25-Mar-1905|
|Age at Enlistment:||19|
|Place of Enlistment:||Duntroon (A.C.T.)|
|Unit:||2nd Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Date of Death:||1966-01-20|
|Place of Death:||Greenslopes (Qld.)|
|Service History:||Steele began his military career in 1911 entering the first officer’s course at the Royal Military College, Duntroon. He embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A15 'Star of England' 24 September 1914. During the First World War, he served with the 2nd Light Horse, the 13th Infantry Brigade and the 52nd Infantry Battalion before returning to Australia in April 1917. Steele then held various staff appointments with the Permanent Military Forces, Commanding the 7th Military District (Darwin) from 29 April 1940 to 31 August 1941. He retired as Major General on 5 February 1950.|
|Related link:||Nominal Roll|
NT Place Names Register : Steele Street
Unit War Diary
The History of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force, August 1914-April 1919 by G.H. Bourne. Tamworth : Northern Daily Leader, 1926.
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A15 'Star of England'
Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography edited by David Carment. Darwin : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008: p. 547.
Commander of the British Empire
"Territory Soldiers", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 14 January 1922: p.6.
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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