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Roderick James SKINNER

Regimental number2581
Date of birth17 August 1895
Place of birthPenola, South Australia
AddressCoonawarra, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Skinner, Coonawarra, South Australia
Enlistment date20 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed for four years in the A.I.F., in Egypt, Gallipoli and France.
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Discharge date--/07/1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lance Corporal Charles Skinner M.M. and No.15 Harold Austin Skinner, 1st Line Transport, 43rd Battalion, who died in Albany, Western Australia on 28 July 1916.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipoli, France, Belgium

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