James Steele Military Person
General Sir James Stuart Steele GCB KBE DSO MC LLD (26 October 1894 – 24 July 1975) was Adjutant-General to the Forces. Born in Ballycarry, County Antrim and educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and at Queen's University, Belfast, James Steele was gazetted as a temporary second lieutenant in the Royal Irish Rifles in September 1914 and posted to the 7th Battalion. He served in France from 1915 to 1917. He served at the battles of Messines, Somme and at Passchendaele. He was given a regular commission in June 1916. He was mentioned in despatches in April 1917 and was awarded the MC in August 1917. Steele served the rest of the War in India and was mentioned in despatches again. He attended the Staff College in Quetta, India in 1926. He was promoted to brevet Colonel and commanded the 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters from 1937 to 1939: the Regiment was deployed to Jamaica in 1937 and to Palestine 1939. He was promoted to Colonel in 1939. In July 1939 Steele was posted to the mobilization branch of the War Office Staff. He signed the executive signal for the mobilization of the army. He took over command of 132nd Infantry (Surrey and Kent) Brigade in November 1939.
|Date of birth|
|October 26th, 1894|
|Date of death|
|July 24th, 1975 at age of 80|
1. Queen's University Belfast Colleges/University
Queen's University Belfast is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The university's official title, per its charter, is the Queen's University of Belfast. It is often referred to simply as Queen's, or by the abbreviation QUB. The university was chartered in 1845, and opened in 1849 as "Queen's College, Belfast", but has roots going back to 1810 and the Royal Belfast Academical Institution.
2013. 48.8 mil. £
2010. 39 mil. £
2013. 3.58 K £
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