Private William Ernest Steadman

Service number 901
Birth Date 1900
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Singleton
Death Date 1917-05-15
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 56th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private William Ernest Steadman (901, 56th Battalion) was born in Singleton, NSW in 1900. He was working as a labourer when he enlisted in November 1915. William was killed in action on 15 May 1917 during the second battle of Bullecourt. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. His mother later wrote that he was 17 years of age at the time of his death.



Date of birth 1900
Date of enlistment 20 November 1915
Date of embarkation 01 May 1916
Date of death 15 May 1917
Date of fate 15 May 1917