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Percy William Skelley

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy William AWMM
  • Surname
    Skelley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Boy Skelley AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 41235 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P.W. Skelley (wife), 24 Overton Terrace, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 30 December 1916 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 41235 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Soldier/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John Reuben and Elizabeth Skelley (nee Mills), of Wellington, New Zealand.

    Husband of Agnes Salmond Skelley (nee Morris), of 24 Overton Terrace, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Percy Skelley is commemorated on the bell Gaizencourt, given by Agnes Salmond Skelley and Claude H.T. Skelley, for the National War Memorial Carillon, Wellington. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 June 1918 AWMM
    Age 43 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France AWMM III B 16 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    National War Memorial Carillon, 41 Buckle Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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  • My grandfather, Percy William Skelley, died in France when my mother was 4 years old. His character and memory lives on for all of us generations later. I have visited his grave in Gezaincourt, on behalf of my mother, and all of my family. A most profound experience.
    Public - Susan Elizabeth - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
  • Very proud of my Great Grandfather on this, the 100 year anniversary of the ANZAC. Lest We Forget.
    Public - Jocasta - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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26 April 2015Susan Elizabeth Adelaide Australia Other Relative
25 April 2015JocastaAustraliaOther Relative

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