Steege, Albert Allan (189)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 32 years

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 20 August 1914 – Broadmeadows, VIC

Service Number: 189            view online service record

Address:
103 Victoria Avenue
Albert Park, VIC

Next of Kin:
George Steege (father)
103 Victoria Avenue
Albert Park, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 19 August 1914
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 4th Light Horse Regiment

Fate:
RTA: Friday, 1 October 1915
Discharged: Thursday, 30 December 1915


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  1. Brian Membrey says

    Previously served during the Boer War as 1246, Private, 5 Victorian Mounted Rifles, then a school teacher at Nott Street, Port Melbourne, father George was shown at 147 Station Street.

    Then with the rank of Lieutenant, Steege returned to Australia in December, 1915 and was discharged as medically unfit with a kidney problem following a bout of appendicitis. He attempted to re-enlist, but was rejected on medical grounds, although he continued to play a significant role in the war effort with the State Recruiting Committee, speaking at rallies, acting for the A.I.F. in many cases heard before Exemption Courts during the ill-fated attempt to introduce mandatory home service in the late Spring of 1916, and promoting the “Yes” vote during the Conscription Referendums (the latter activity most prominently highlighted when it was alleged that he and two recruiting Sergeants were attacked and assaulted by an angry anti-conscription crowd at a meeting in North Melbourne. Born Sandridge, 1882, Steege died 12 December, 1930 in the Repatriation Hospital at Keswick in Adelaide, aged 49, and was interred A.I.F Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide.

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