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Allan Chester SKERMAN

Regimental number1713
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolWillowvale State School, Queensland
AddressWillowvale via Warwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Helena Skerman, Willowvale via Warwick, Queensland
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 7), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Helena SKERMAN, Willowvale, Warwick, Queensland. Native of Stanley, Queensland

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsCousins: 2841 Pte William MICHAEL, 42nd Bn, killed in action, 31 July 1917; Brighton Ive Gordon.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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