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Arthur Earnest SKELLERN

Regimental number57263
Date of birth24 May 1899
Place of birthDinmore, Queensland
SchoolDinmore State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
AddressDinmore, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Earnest Skellern, Dinmore, Queensland
Enlistment date28 May 1918
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date2 September 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 17 August 1918. Admitted sick to hospital, at sea, 3 September 1918; discharged from hospital, 4 September 1918.

Disembarked Suez, 19 September 1918, and marched in to Central Training Depot, Moascar, Egypt. To hospital sick (tonsillitis), Moascar, 26 September 1918; discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 3 October 1918.

Moved out to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 27 November 1918, and taken on strength, 30 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 10 July 1919; discharged 2 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Q7788, 26 November 1940-16 November 1945. Promoted Corporal, 13 October 1942; Acting Sergeant, 11 January 1943; Staff Sergeant, 15 February 1943. Served in support units in the Brisbane area.

Date of death13 June 1980
Place of burialPinaroo Cemetery, Aspley, Queensland

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