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Regimental number1836
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
SchoolWilliamstown State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHedgegrove, Cranbourne Road, Frankston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Skinner, Hedgegrove, Cranbourne Road, Frankston, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Yarra Borderers Citizen Forces.
Enlistment date8 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWent to Gallipoli as on of the 4th Reinforcements, 6th Battalion, and saw service at Lone Pine. RoHC lists middle name as Leslie.
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death28 September 1915
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNunhead (All Saints) Cemetery (Plot 16, Row 33431, Grave No. W), London, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Died of sickness. Parents: John and Eleanor SKINNER, Mentone, Victoria. Native of Brunswick, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Two unspecified, both of whom served in France where they were wounded and invalided home.

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