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Kempson Albert John SKELLETT

Regimental number997
Place of birthPicton, New South Wales
SchoolClunes State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressClunes, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs Mary E Skellett, Clunes, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 21 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe received his wounds while rescuing a wounded comrade in the thick of the battle at Gaza.
FateDied of wounds 20 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialDeir El Belah War Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 58), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mary SKELLETT, Bailey Street, Clunes, Victoria. Native of Picton, New South Wales
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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