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Nelson Francis SKINNER

Regimental number5895
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
SchoolWellington Government School, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGPO Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Florence Roderigue, 24 May Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLeft New Zealand so as to join the A.I.F. at the age of seventeen.
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death19.1
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot XX, Row C, Grave No. 4), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Florence RODERIQUE, 24 May Street, Wellington, New Zealand, and the late Frank Roderique
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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