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Regimental number1770
Place of birthWarrenheip, Victoria
SchoolWarrenheip and Campbellfield State Schools, Victoria
AddressSturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinBrother, Mr Thomas Garland Skewes, Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date12 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 April 1918
Place of death or woundingCorbie, France
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialPicquigny British Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas adn Sarah SKEWES. Native of Warrenhelp, nr. Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsNephews: Lieutenant Norman Powell, Royal Flying Corps, killed in action and Lance Corporal Stanley Ray, killed in action. Also Cousins: Privates Alf and Will Pearce, both killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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