Regimental number2167
Place of birthBraidwood, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Address7 King William Road, North Unley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Skinner, c/o Mrs Ashby, 7 King William Road, North Unley, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 9 months in B Battery, Glanville, South Australia.
Enlistment date26 March 1917
Place of enlistmentMannum, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company June 1917, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Discharge date16 March 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 26 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 27 December 1917.

Embarked Port Said, 9 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 20 January 1918.

Entrained Taranto, 24 January 1918; detrained Cherbourg, France (date not recorded); embarked Cherbourg, 31 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 2 February 1918, and marched in to 15th Training Bn, Codford.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, Codford, 2 February 1918.

On Command, School of Cookery, Gosport, 28 March 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 28 November 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to Training Depot, Hurdcott, 5 December 1918.

Medical Board, 11 December 1918, noted: 'Permanently unfit for General Service [debility].'

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenese', 16 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 28 February 1919.

Medical Board, Keswick, 1 March 1919: 'Premature senility - looks older than age stated. Condition prior to enlistment.'

Discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 16 March 1919.

War service: 1 year 356 days (of which 1 year 95 days was abroad)

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death1 January 1925
SourcesNAA: B2455, SKINNER Albert