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William Richard Norton Skilton

Name on Board WRW Skilton
Name on Service
William Richard Norton  Skilton
Enlistment Age 27
Occupation Fitter
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin William and Kezia Skilton
Address 42 Hannan St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 20/10/1914
Service No. 1240
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 22/12/1914
Embarkation Ship HMAT Ulysses A38
Unit on Embarkation 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 21/08/1915
Unit on Death 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Corporal
Cause of Death KIA (previously reported missing)
Place of Wounding/
Quinns Post, Gallipoli (No known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Additional Information William Richard Norton Skilton enlisted with the second contingent of 42 Williamstown enlistees and sailed with the Second Convoy of 19 ships which departed from Albany, Western Australia on 31 December 1914. One of 4 brothers who enlisted: Sergeant Leslie John Skilton (4339), Private Henry Reginald Skilton (2465) and Private Henry Reginald Thomas Skilton (5456).  Two brothers returned to Australia in 1919.  Harold was invalided to Australia October 1916 with a severe gunshot wound to the head. Their father, William Skilton, was the Tide-surveyor, H M Customs
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle: Saturday 26 December 1914, p3; Saturday 9 October 1915, p2 Southern Argus, Port Elliot, SA, Thursday 28 October 1915, p3 The National Anzac Centre, Albany, Western Australia
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