Major Alexander Steele

Service number 41
Ranks Held Captain, Major, Staff Sergeant Major
Birth Date 1888
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Mount Gambier
Death Date 07 October 1917
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Major
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1915-06-03
Published in London Gazette in 1915-07-03
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in London Gazette in 1915-08-05
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1915-09-11
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1915-09-11
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1915-10-28
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    9th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Staff Sergeant Major
    London Gazette
    05 August 1915 on page 7668 at position 45
    Commonwealth Gazette
    28 October 1915 on page 2737 at position 7
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    9th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Staff Sergeant Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    9th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Staff Sergeant Major
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Staff Sergeant Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    3rd Australian Machine Gun Company
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Machine Guns
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    01 January 1917 on page 28 at position 68
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1389 at position 73
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    9th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Staff Sergeant Major
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Machine Guns
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    04 January 1917 on page 256 at position 78
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1393 at position 140
  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    11th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    3rd Australian Machine Gun Company
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain

Timeline

Date of birth 1888 Mount Gambier, SA
Date of birth 1888
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 25 August 1914 11 Battalion.
Date of embarkation 24 September 1914
Date of honour or award 03 June 1915 Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Date of honour or award 05 August 1915 Mention in Despatches.
Date of recommendation honour or award 06 October 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 25 November 1916
Date of honour or award 01 January 1917 Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
Other 1917-04-27 - 1917-05-11 Commanding Officer of the 10th Battalion.
Date of death 07 October 1917
Date of death 07 October 1917
Date of death 17 October 1917 Killed in Action.