Hi, I'm trying to trace the Steer family in New South Wales, Australia but am struggling to find anything at all. My great-grandfather is Victor Jack Steer - born in 1904 in Marrickville, NSW, Australia and died in 1943 in Thailand during World War II.
I'm not positive this is correct but I think his parents were Robert Steer and Elizabeth Hannah Steer (last name unknown) but I don't know any dates for them. I think they were born in either New South Wales, Australia or somewhere in England.
Victor was married to Dorothy Maud Skinner from Manly, New South Wales. She was born in 1901 to Clara Martha Lees (1861 - 1951 born in England) and John Manly Skinner (1856 - 1907 born in Manly, Australia). I've been able to find a lot about her but still nothing about the Steer family.
I know that Victor had at least one child, Jack in 1930 but that's where my knowledge of the Steer family ends except for myself and my father.
I'm pretty sure that before coming to Australia they were from the UK, most likely England and possibly Ireland.