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William Longworth SKILLEN

Regimental number648
Date of birth16 April 1891
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
SchoolSingleton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJoiner
AddressRocklea Ashley Street, Hornsby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Skillen, Rocklea, Ashley Street, Hornsby, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 July 1915
Discharge date7 December 1915
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3470 Sergeant Owen SKILLEN, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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