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William SKEWES

Regimental number3022
Date of birth20 September 1887
Place of birthUralla, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
AddressWatson's Creek, via Bendemeer, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Skewes, same address
Enlistment date25 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Discharge date22 December 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 23 November 1916; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 2 January 1917. Marched into Isoltation Camp, Moascar, 2 January 1917. Attached to Headquarters, ATC C&D Camp, Moascar, 22 January 1917.

Marched out to 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 17 November 1917. Transferred to 7th Light Horse Regiment, 18 November 1917. Detached to Rest Camp, Jerusalem, from unit in the field, 18 June 1918 (debility from malaria); rejoined unit from Rest Camp, 3 August 1918. Detached to Moascar, 27 November 1918. Marched out to rejoin unit in the field, 5 February 1919. Admitted to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 27 April 1919; transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 3 May 1919; to Rest Camp, 8 May 1919.

Embarked from Suez for return to Australia on board 'Dunluce Castle', 17 July 1919. Disembarked Sydney, 30 August 1919; discharged, 22 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 June 1968
Age at death80
Place of burialTamworth Lawn Cemetery, New South Wales

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