|Place of birth||Edinburgh Scotland|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A Skinner, 386 Hugh Street, Linlithgow, Scotland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty He was wounded in five places, and left unconscious. When he came to, and was making his way to the rear, he met a carrying party who had lost direction. He at once took charge of them, and guided them to the front line, and then returned, but fainted on reaching the support line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
'During the operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 6th October, 1917, Pte. SKINNER showed great gallantry and devotion to duty. When carrying rations to the front line a number of his party were wounded. Notwithstanding the fact that they were subjected to heavy shell fire, Pte. SKINNER assisted in dressing the wounds of his comrades and carrying them to the dressing station. Eventually under the most trying conditions he delivered the rations at the front line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
War service: Western FrontMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal