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Reginald William Skeen

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  • Service number
    2/2730 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Gunner AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery, 12th Battery AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Memorial Plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington (Photo Paul Hickford, 2014) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reginald William AWMM
  • Surname
    Skeen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2/2730 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Clerk AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P. Jane Skeen (mother), 52 Islington Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2/2730 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 08 Jan 1916-8 February 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 37 AWMM
    Vessel was Maunganui AWMM
    Gunner AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery, 9th Reinforcements AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Gunner AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery, 12th Battery AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Skeen.

    Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.'

    Bank of New Zealand Staff Member. AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    26 AWMM
  • Date of death
    5 September 1918 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Havrincourt, France AWMM
  • Death notes
    Havrincourt, France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park, Neuville-St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    10. C. 12. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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