James Steele

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 40608
  • Rank: Corporal
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
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  • Date of Death: 23.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 5

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  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 24 Jamaica St, Dundee
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More about James Steele

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial. James initially enlisted in the 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry which was a “Bantam” battalion ¬†created for men who were below the minimum required height for the British Infantry, James being just over 5 feet tall. in 1916 he was transferred to the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers and was promoted to Corporal.

Information kindly supplied by Iain Birnie

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