|Place of birth||Mow Cop, Cheshire, England|
|School||Mill Street Weslyan Day School, Crewe, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||23|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M. Skellern, 139 Mill Street, Crewe, England|
|Previous military service||Nil.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Karoola on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Born 24 March 1888. Had ordinary day school education and won a Scholarship for a three year course at Secondary School. Became a clerk in the service of L.N.W. Rly Co, Crewes, England. In his liesure he studied and succeeded in gaining a pupil teacher's certificate. Decided to try his fortune in Australian and emmigrated alone.|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Lone Pine, Gallipoli|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||27|
|Place of burial||At sea|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 18), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, GallipoliMedals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal