Robert (Bob) SKINNER


Service Number: 3745
Enlisted: 20 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia, 28 August 1878
Home Town: Yankalilla, Yankalilla, South Australia
Schooling: Yankalilla Public School, South Australia, Australia
Occupation: Station Hand & Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 September 1916, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
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Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Yankalilla District Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3745, 12th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: RMS Malwa embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3745, 12th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
3 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3745, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3745 awm_unit: 52nd Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-09-03

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Private R. (Bob) Skinner, who was killed in action in France on September 4, was the second son of Mr. W. T. Skinner, of Yankalilla, and was 32 years of age. He was born at Yankalilla, and was educated at the public school at that place. On leaving school he engaged in the blacksmithing trade, and worked at it for several years. He was afterwards manager of Mary Vale station, Streaky Bay, which postion he left to enlist. Private Skinner was of a cheerful disposition, and will be sadly missed. He has four brothers now serving at the front." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 21 Oct 1916 (