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George Barton Skinner

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George Skinnner, portrait, in uniform, wearing hat - This image may be subject to copyright

George Skinnner, portrait, in uniform, wearing hat - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Barton AWMM
  • Surname
    Skinner AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    159676 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 September 1918 AWMM RakaiaCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 20 December 1940 AWMM Eiffelton, RD, Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Lily Skinner (mother), Eiffelton, RD, Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 December 1942 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    159676 AWMM
  • Military service
    Cadets, 3 years AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 20 December 1940 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 11 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of sickness, peritonitis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was the son of John and Lily Skinner, of Tinwald Canterbury, New Zealand

    Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 January 1943 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM 1. 27 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2385098
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 364 AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 January 2015Yvonne LoisLower Hutt, New ZealandOther Relative

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