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Rupert George Skilton

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Portrait, Private Rupert George Skilton (6/722) from the Weekly News. Kindly provided by Onward Project, Phil Beattie & Matt Pomeroy. No Known Copyright.

Portrait, Private Rupert George Skilton (6/722) from the Weekly News. Kindly provided by Onward Proj …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rupert George AWMM
  • Surname
    Skilton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/722 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1887 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Thomas Mark Skilton (father), Puramahoi, Takaka, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/722 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Florence Octavia Skilton and Thomas Mark Skilton.

    Six sons, brothers, served in WW1: John James Skilton (6/2345) kia, Neal Skilton (68848), Philip Robert Skilton (6/2346), Rupert George Skilton (6/722)], Sidney Tom Skilton (7/782), Vincent Mark Skilton (12/3275). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1966 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • 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
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 667 AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM
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