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William Wallace Reid SKIDMORE

Regimental number772
Place of birthBeechworth, Victoria
AddressBeechworth, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.7
Height5' 5"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Skidmore, Holme's Creek, Beechworth, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date24 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 15, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll772A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 November 1919
Discharge date8 February 1920
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1911 Pte David Miller Thompson SKIDMORE, 13th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 21 July 1918; 1910 Gunner Gordon Leslie SKIDMORE, 2nd Division Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 4 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 22 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 8 February 1920.MBV
SourcesNAA: B2455, SKIDMORE William Wallace Reid

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