Steele John Richard Kenneth 2/Lt 105611

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Name Steele John Richard Kenneth
Army number 105611
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations Territorial Efficiency Medal
Date of birth 23/5/1917.
Age 0
Unit Enlisted in the Artists Rifles. Posted to 163 OCTU as a Cadet. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 19/11/1939. Posted 10th Bn DLI 5/12/39. Attached to 70th Brigade HQ for temporary duty 22/12/1939.  ? Served BEF. Served Iceland. Injured in Carrier accident 29/8/1942. Attached to Anti-Tank Regiment for training Nov 1942. Posted 166 OCTU as Instructor. Transferred to RARO Class 2 16/1/1953. RARO Class 3 8/3/1955.
Company/Battery A, HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit Anti-Tank Platoon.
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 05-Dec-1939.
Promotions W/S Lt 19/5/1941. T/Captain. W/S Captain. T/Major.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 27/12/1997 at Ashford, Kent.
Home address Son of Edward William Stahlschmidt (Steele) and Hetty Sarah Murrell. No marriage yet traced.
Source table 10DLI