John James Skilton Unknown date of birth - 23 May 1941 Key details Contribute › Service number8467 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeLance Corporal AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait from The Weekly News; 13 August 1941 - This image m … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJohn James AWMM SurnameSkilton AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number8467 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMSawmill hand AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMOnekakaNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr R.J. Skilton (father)OnekakaNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 5 January 1940 AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number8467 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMNelsonTasmanNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM5 January 1940 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM5 January 1940 AWMM20 Canterbury andOtago Battalion AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Report Discharge Contribute › DischargeLance Corporal AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › John Skilton was the son of R. G. Skilton and Grace Skilton, of Takaka, Nelson, New Zealand. AWMM Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death22 AWMM Date of death23 May 1941 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathCreteGreece AWMM Death notesCrete AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameSuda Bay War CemeteryCreteGreece AWMM Grave reference12. C. 2. AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember John James Skilton by laying a poppy. Edgar Francis Skilton George Skilton John James Skilton John Samuel Skilton Neal Skilton Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of John James Skilton Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 1: WW2 165 AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.