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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

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

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,

1917 ‘CORRESPONDENCE’, Independent (Footscray, Vic. : 1883 – 1922), 3 February, p. 2. , viewed 13 Oct 2019,

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,

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)


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 22, 2019 12.40 pm 0Likes

    Steege served in the Boer War as 1246, Private, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles which departed Melbourne on 15th February, 1901 with 1,017 men and 1,099 horses and returned in two vessels arriving home on the 25 and 26 April, 1902 respectively. He was awarded the Queen’s South Africa medal and 3 clasps, the standard service medals issued to all members of the 5th VMR.

    His work promoting the “Yes” vote during the Conscription Referendums became highly prominent 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 (Port Melbourne), 1882, Steege died 12 December, 1930 in the Repatriation Hospital at Keswick in Adelaide, aged 49, and was interred in the AIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide.

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