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Clarence John SKINNER

Regimental number1874
Place of birthPenola, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway shunter
AddressMile End, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Isabel Skinner, 1 Cummins Street, Mile End, South Australia
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Discharge date29 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3705 Pte William Roland Hill SKINNER, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Egypt, 7 March 1916. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 6 am, 17 May-4 pm, 18 May 1916: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of 2 days' pay. Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia, 1 May 1919; disembarked Australia, 6 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death16 October 1978
Age at death86

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