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John Samuel Skilton

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John Samuel Skilton portrait - This image may be subject to copyright

John Samuel Skilton portrait - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Samuel AWMM
  • Surname
    Skilton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    45265 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 August 1915 AWMM CollingwoodTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 19 May 1941 AWMM 111 William Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Edith Ivy Skilton (wife), 16 Pilmuir Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 September 1941 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt AWMM
      15 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2
      1942-1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - PG 106, Vercelli, Italy AWMM
      1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - PG 106, Vercelli, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 11 September 1943 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mr Skilton was liberated by the Italians on 11 September 1943 and arrived in Switzerland on 29 May 1944

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 August 2000 AWMM
    Age 84 AWMM
    NelsonTasman AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Marsden Valley Cemetery, Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 193 AWMM
    • Mason, W.W. (1954) Prisoners of war. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Mason, W.W. (1954). p 425. AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
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