Item 2008. - Samuel Benfield Steele, Harwood Steele and others posed in back of house at [Shorncliffe]

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Samuel Benfield Steele, Harwood Steele and others posed in back of house at [Shorncliffe]

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  • [ca. 1916] (Creation)

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Photograph is very faded.

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Samuel Benfield Steele was born at Purbrook, Medonte, County Simcoe, Ontario on 5 January 1848 to Captain Elmes Steele and Anne MacIan Macdonald. His father served under Nelson and other Admirals in the Napoleonic Wars, moving to Canada in 1832, with his first wife and family. After the death of his first wife, Captain Steele married Sam's mother, and they had six childre, Sam being the eldest.

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A view of a group of officers standing and seated out of doors benind a house at possibly Shorncliffe or Folkestone. On verso, Harwood Steele has written: "Some stuff! The occupants in the house taken by Rand in the back garden. The ones you don't know are - Standing - Maj. Alexander. Sitting - Maj. Kerr. On ground - Capt. Cochrane. Cochrane and I are grinning at Rand's extraordinary attitudes and instructions while writhing beneath his black cloth. By this time (when you get this, I mean), Dad will either be confirmed as G.O.C. or will have lost it. Love, Harwood."

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