Capt. Oliver Steele

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Capt. Oliver Steele

Birthplace: Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Death: October 25, 1914 (32)
Ypres, West Flanders, Flanders, Belgium (killed in action)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas James Steele and Malvina Florence Steele
Brother of Camilla Steele; George Pete Steele; Harry Steele; Minnie Josephine Richter; Robert Alexander Steele and 3 others

Managed by: Charlene Newport
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About Capt. Oliver Steele

Oliver was a professional soldier having served in the Boer War and India with the Royal Berkshire Regiment. When WW1 broke out, Captain Steele was sent to France where he was killed in action on 24 October 1914 aged 32.


  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of Death: 25/10/1914
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Berkshire Regiment 1st Bn.
  • Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
  • Panel Reference: Panel 45.

Medals and Awards:

  • Queen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Orange Free State, Transvaal clasps)
  • King's South Africa Medal (South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 clasps)


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Capt. Oliver Steele's Timeline

April 7, 1882
Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
October 25, 1914
Age 32
Ypres, West Flanders, Flanders, Belgium