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Regimental number1980
Place of birthNyngan, New South Wales
SchoolNyngan Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBookmakers clerk
AddressHamers Hotel, Dubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinSister, Mrs Catherine Ann Byrum, Brisbane Street, Dubbo, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row G, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Caroline SKELLY
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.5769 Private J. Skelly, 1st Pioneer Battalion, who was killed in action on 5 January 1917 and is buried at Bernafay Wood British Cemetary, Bapaume, France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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