Steege, Albert Allen (189)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 32 years

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 18 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: Monday, 19 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 4th Light Horse Regiment

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


Albert Steege returned to Australian after less than a year at the Front and was discharged at the end of 1915 as medically unfit due to a tendency to Lithiasis. He worked at the Melbourne Harbor Trust when he enlisted and had previously served during the Boer War.

Although discharged from active service, Steege appears to have remained in the military. He was promoted to Lieutenant and worked as the Enlistment Officer for Melbourne Ports and across the state at Recruitment rallies. In 1916, he was the representative for the military authorities at the Port Melbourne Exemption Court.

1916 ‘Advertising’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 4 November, p. 4. , viewed 13 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91163781

1917 ‘CORRESPONDENCE’, Independent (Footscray, Vic. : 1883 – 1922), 3 February, p. 2. , viewed 13 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74255964

1918 ‘Back from Two Wars.’, The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record (Vic. : 1914 – 1918), 30 May, p. 4. (Bi-Weekly), viewed 13 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74221032


He is included in the Nott Street School Temporary Honour Roll as a teacher as well as the main Honour Roll book.

List of Nott Street teachers from the Temporary Honour Roll. (PMHPS Collection)
Lt Albert Steege listed in the Nott Street School Honour Roll. (PMHPS Collection)

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