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Private Thomas Steele (c 1776...1861 )

Back to ...... 48th Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment

  • Born : Circa 1776
  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation : Miner / Soldier / Baker
  • Date Arrived : 1817
  • Ship Arrived on : on board one of three ships. The" Barque..Matilda ", The HM.
    ship " Lloyd's " or "Dick"

    Rank on Discharge : Private

  • Date of Enlistment : 15/8/1803 . 2nd/48th From the Army Reserve
  • Date of Discharge : 24/2/ 1824
  • Died : 23/6/1861
  • Where Died / Buried : Princess St Sydney / Unknown
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    Area Settled :
    Morpeth, New South Wales.
    History & Achievements :
    Private Thomas Steele arrived in Australia as part of the North Hamptonshire Regiment
    (48th Regiment of Foot) contingent, in 1817 on board one of three ships. The" Barque..Matilda ", The HM.
    ship " Lloyd's " or "Dick" . All three arrived carrying the 48th Regiment in 1817. Thomas Steele discharged in Sydney 24/2/ 1824. It appears that he remained in the Sydney area.
    For his military life Private Thomas Steele was awarded the General Service Medal . The medal has 10
    clasps attatched, naming the battles in which he fought with distinction. He fought in the Peninsular War under the Duke Of Wellington. The Service Medal represent the following Battles : Talavera -28/6/1809 , Busaco 27/9/1810 , Albuera (16/5/1811) , Vittoria 21/6/1812 , Nivelle , Orthes 27/2/1814 , Toulouse 10/4/1814 , Badajoz May 1812 , Salamanca 22/6/1812 ,
     
     

    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au

    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia

    Last revised: April 15, 2007.