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Alexander STEELE
(Abt 1818-1896)
Sarah QUAYLE
(Abt 1823-1896)
Charles James SMITH
(1835-1922)
Helen Matilda DUNCAN
(1840-1908)
William Stewart STEELE
(Abt 1855-1926)
Hellen Matilda SMITH
(1866-1929)

John Alexander STEELE
(1892-1978)

 

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Hertha Maria MOLLER

John Alexander STEELE

  • Born: 25 Jul 1892, Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand
  • Marriage: Hertha Maria MOLLER on 5 Apr 1918
  • Died: 15 Jun 1978, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand at age 85
  • Buried: 17 Jun 1978, 19a#115, Marsden Valley Cemetery, Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand

bullet   Another name for John was Jack.

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bullet  General Notes:

Served in the First World War with D Company, 1st New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He embarked on 9th Oct 1915 aboard SS Mauganui and disembarked Nov 17th 1915 in Port Suez. He went onto France where he was in the battle at Ypres. Eventually promoted to Sergeant he was gassed and suffered the effects for the rest of his life. His service number was 23/1195. Medals 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-18 and Victory Medal. His main occupation was in the cheese industry and he managed cheese factories in Taranaki (Skeets Rd being one), and Rai Valley in Marlborough. In his 50's he obtained an Engine Drivers Certificate and was responsible for the boilers at Griffins Confectionary factory in Nelson until his retirement.

Full Name John Alexander Steel
Forename(s) John Alexander
Surname Steel
Also Known As Steele
War World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No. 23/1195
First Known Rank Rifleman
Next of Kin Mrs Helen Steel (mother), Otakeho Home, Otakeho, New Zealand
Marital Status Single
Enlistment Address Kaupokonui, New Zealand
Military District Wellington
Body on Embarkation 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit D Company
Embarkation Date 9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
* HMNZT 30
* HMNZT 31
* HMNZT 32
* HMNZT 33
* HMNZT 34
Vessel Maunganui
Destination Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll 688
Additional Information Surname recorded on Nominal Rolls as Steel, in Archives New Zealand as Steele.
Sources Used Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919

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ull Name
John Alexander Steel
Forename(s) John Alexander
Surname Steel Also Known As Steele
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No. 23/1195
First Known Rank Rifleman
Next of Kin Mrs Helen Steel (mother), Otakeho Home, Otakeho, New Zealand
Marital Status Single
Enlistment Address Kaupokonui, New Zealand
Military District Wellington
Body on Embarkation 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit D Company
Embarkation Date 9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation Wellington, New Zealand
Transport * HMNZT 30 * HMNZT 31 * HMNZT 32 * HMNZT 33* HMNZT 34
Vessel Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll 688
Additional Information
Surname recorded on Nominal Rolls as Steel, in Archives New Zealand as Steele.
Sources Used Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919

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John married Hertha Maria MOLLER, daughter of Viggo Wilhelm MOLLER and Helene Dorothea JEPSEN, on 5 Apr 1918. (Hertha Maria MOLLER was born on 10 Aug 1895 in Kaponga, Taranaki, New Zealand, died on 17 Nov 1985 in Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand and was buried on 20 Nov 1985 in 19b#115, Marsden Valley Cemetery, Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand.)


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