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Regimental number294
Place of birthPaisley Scotland
OccupationRailway porter
AddressLower Booval Road, Booval near Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabell Skillen, Grassbank Estate, Booval, Queensland
Enlistment date26 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 276 Sapper James SKILLEN MM, 1st Tunnelling Company, killed in action, 1 October 1917; 293 Driver Andrew SKILLEN, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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