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Joseph Leo SKENE

Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers College, St Kilda, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address1 Linda Crescent, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel Knowles Skene, 5 Moore Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military service22nd Battery Australian Field Artillery; Served as a Volunteer in the Field Artillery Brigade, Victoria.
Enlistment date10 January 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
FateKilled in Action 12 December 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 3), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Mary SKENE; husband of Mrs M. SKENE, Boondara Grove, St. Kilda East, Victoria. Native of Hawthorn, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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