Sydney Elliott SKELLERN

Regimental number12/463
AddressTauranga, Bay of Plenty
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, F G Skellern, Mamaku
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unit6th (Hauraki) Company, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateDied of wounds 8 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel No 11), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Elliott Skellern and Emma Skellern, Mamaku, Rotorua
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body