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Full Name
William Edward Steel
Rank Last Held
Lance Corporal
Forename(s)
William Edward
Surname
Steel
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
26279
Gender
Male
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
New Zealand Infantry Brigade
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
24 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
22 July 1942
Age at Death
31
Year of Death
1942
Memorial Name
  • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference
Column 102.
Biographical Notes
  • William Steel was the son of James and Annie Sangster Otton Steel, of Gisborne, New Zealand.
  • Mrs A. Steel, Gisborne listed as next of kin in the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
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