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George Roderick SKINNER

Regimental number739
Place of birthVictoria
SchoolHalifax and Herbert River State Schools, Queensland
OccupationCane farmer
AddressVictoria Estate, Herbert River, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Fred Skinner, Victoria Estate, Herbert River, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was recommended for a bravery award on 8 August 1918.
FateKilled in Action 29 September 1918
Place of death or woundingTempleux le Guerada, France
Age at death24.9
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialTempleux-le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension (Row A, Grave No. 28), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Finlay and Elizabeth SKINNER, Victoria Estate, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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