Herbert Alfred Steele

Surname: Steele
Other names: Herbert Alfred
Other people in this story:
Samuel Charles Steele
Fanny Steele (nee Bennett)
Douglas Harry Steele
Edward James Steele
Elsie May Corben
Olive Bower
Locations in this story:
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Farnham, Dorset
Spettisbury, Dorset
Wareham, Dorset
Swanage, Dorset
Poole, Dorset

Herbert Alfred Steele was born in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, on 29 Mar 1896 and baptised at nearby Farnham, Dorset, on 3 May 1897 the son of Samuel Charles Steele and Fanny Steele (nee Bennett).  He lived his early life in Tollard Royal until by 1911 the family had moved to Lower Almer, Spettisbury, Dorset.  Herbert had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 15785).  He had obviously served somewhere overseas as he had suffered a gun shot wound to the right eye and had been transferred to the Labour Corps (Service No. 345542).  On his discharge he had been granted a 50% pension for life as well as being awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  His marriage to Elsie May Corben was registered in Wareham, Dorset, during 1926.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 357 High Street, Swanage, Dorset, working as a Quarryman.   His wife died in 1974 and he went on to re-marry Olive Bower during 1979 in the Poole, Dorset, Registry area.  His death was recorded in Poole during 1988.  His brothers, Douglas Harry Steele and Edward James Steele, both served and survived the conflict.


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