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Private 622440 Walter Steele

43rd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders of Canada, Canadian Infantry
Killed in Action: France and Flanders, 16th August 1918, aged 26.  He was killed in an attack on enemy lines

  • Buried: Roye New British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III.A.3
  • Awarded: Not yet established
  • Son of Charles and Kate Steele of 37 High Street, Polesworth
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Polesworth St Editha

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born 4 June 1893 in Burbage.
  • Previously employed as a Coal Miner / Pony Driver at Birch Coppice Colliery [1911]
  • Lived at Kitchens Bridge, Grendon [1911]
  • Arrived in Quebec Canada on 7 May 1912 aboard the SS Lake Champlain. Listed occupation as Farm Work and was heading to Mowbray, BC.
  • Enlisted Canadian Army on 15th April 1915 at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba [Enlistment Papers]
  • Described as 5' 7" fair skinned with blue eyes and brown hair [Enlistment Papers]

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