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William Francis SKINNER

Regimental number2795
Place of birthElsternwick, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
AddressNarracan, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Wiilliam F Skinner, Trafalgar, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for three years in the Cadets.
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialAssevillers New British Cemetery (Plot XI, Row D, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Jessie SKINNER, Trafalgar, Victoria
Family/military connectionsUncles: 1114 G.C. Pearson, killed in action, 21 July 1916; 3900 Pte R.J. Pearson, killed in action, 24 July 1916; .345 Pte J.L. Pearson, killed in action, 15 April 1918.~

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