Charles Augustus LEE-STEERE

LEE-STEERE, Charles Augustus

Service Number: 90129
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 601 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 1911
Home Town: Toodyay, Toodyay, Western Australia
Schooling: Hale School (Perth), St Peters College (Adelaide), Oxford University
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 29 May 1940
Cemetery: Oostkerke Communal Cemetery
Grave 9
Memorials: Wembley Downs Hale School Honour Roll 2, Wembley Downs Hale School Memorial Grove
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World War 2 Service

27 May 1940: Involvement Royal Air Force , Flying Officer, 90129, No. 601 Squadron (RAF)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Ernest Augustus and Bridget Yelverton Lee Steere; husband of Patience Hargreaves Lee Steere, of Ockley, Surrey.

While working on the family estate in Surrey he joined the Royal Auxilliary AirForce.

Posted to number 601 City of London Squadron.

Posted as missing while covering the British Army's retreat toward Dunkirk in 1940


Flying Officer Charles Lee  Steere, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lee Steere, of Perth, is presumed to have been killed. He was reported missing last June, and now an Air Ministry casualty list gives the  assumption of his death. His wife in England, writing to Perth, says he is believed to have been brought down in Belgium dining the retreat to Dunkirk. Flying Officer Lee Steere was 29.
He was educated at Hale School (Perth), St. Peter's College (Adelaide), and Oxford.
He joined the Auxiliary Air Force while at Oxford, and received a commission in the R.A.F. three months before he was missing.