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Alfred John SKIPPER

Regimental number689
Place of birthKensington, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address26 High Street, Kensington, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Skipper, 26 High Street, Kensington, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Found guilty of being absent without leave, Gallipoli, 2 pm, 23 September 1915, to 11 am, 24 September 1915: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay and 14 days' fatigue. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, 31 January 1916, Tel el Kebir, of being absent without leave, 10.15 pm, 27 January 1916, to 10.15 pm, 30 January 1916: awarded forfeiture of 4 days' pay and 96 hours' detention. Found guilty, 19 February 1916, Ismailia, of being absent from Defaulters' Parade: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 21 March 1916.

On leave to England, 2 May 1917; rejoined 27th Bn from leave, 17 May 1917.

On leave to England, 5 February 1918; rejoined 27th Bn from leave, 20 February 1918

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 May 1918 (boils, face); returned to duty same day. On leave to England, 17 December 1918; rejoined 27th Bn from leave, 6 January 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 20 January 1919; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Macquarie', 28 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 21 May 1919; discharged, 21 July 1919.

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

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