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Herbert Neville Southwell SKEFFINGTON

Regimental number4
Date of birth25 June 1884
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPhotographer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 11"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, Martin S Skeffington, 34 Southampton Street, Strand, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted in A.I.F. 18 August 1914. Posted to 3rd Field Company Engineers as No.4 Sapper. Transferred to 1st Pioneer Battalion in Egypt on 9 March 1916. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 10 June 1916 and promoted to Lieutenant on 10 September 1916. Discharged from A.I.F. on 22 October 1916 and appointed as 2nd Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps on 23 October 1916.
FateDischarged 22 October 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death33
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Discharged from AIF in the United Kingdom on being appointed to a commission in the Royal Flying Corps, 22 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SKEFFINGTON Herbert Neville Southwell

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