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Steele, Arthur

Date of birth:
April 6th, 1921 (Nœux-les-Mines, France)
Date of death:
September 14th, 1944 (KZ Buchenwald)
Mentioned on:
Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial (Memorial to the Missing)
Service number:
263403
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Unit:
F Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1945
This officer was parachuted into FRANCE in June 1943 as W/T operator to an organiser in the MARSEILLE area. He carried out this difficult and dangerous task for nearly a year, and handled about 400 messages.

He was arrested by the Gestapo in April 1944 and was executed at BUCHENWALD camp on 14 September 1944.

For his courage and outstanding devotion to duty, it is recommended taht this officer be Mentioned in Despatches (Posthumously).

Signed
Colin Gubbins
Major-General
23.8.45.
Mentioned in Despatches

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