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Harold Austin SKINNER

Regimental number15
Place of birthPenola, South Australia
SchoolPenola Public School, South Australia
OccupationFarm hand
AddressCoonawarra, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Skinner, Coonawarra, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name43rd Battalion, Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateDied of disease 28 July 1916
Age at death18.10
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialAlbany Cemetery (Portion Presbyterian, Plot 14, Grave No. 251), Western Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Embarked overseas service, disembarked Albany, Western Australia. Parents: James and A SKINNER. Native of Penola, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2581 Driver Roderick James SKINNER, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 23 March 1919; 3909 PTE Charles Skinner MM, 17th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 January 1919.
Other detailsMedal: British War Medal

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