SKEVINGTON, Cyril Thomas
(Service number 29195)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 21 Jul1895 Place of Birth Ohoka, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 28 June 1916 Age 20
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Thomas Skevington, Rakaia, Canterbury
Religion Methodist
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Military Service

Served with N Training Unit, NZ Rifle Brigade Served in
Military District

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Date 19 August 1916 Age 21
Place of Death Trentham Camp
Cause Measles, pnuemonia
Notices Timaru Herald, Volume CV, Issue 16046, 21 August 1916, Page 6
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery, Geraldine
Memorial Reference 70
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial (as C Skevington)

Biographical Notes

son of Thomas and Margaret Skevington, Rakaia

MILITARY FUNERALS. PRIVATE C. T. SKEVINGTON. The funeral of the late Private C. T. Skevington, of the 18th Reinforcements, took place at Geraldine yesterday, when a very large number of residents of the locality paid a' tribute of respect, by following in the sad procession of gathering round the grave side. Headed by the firing party and the officers of the district, including. Col. Mackenzie, Captain Gresham, and Lieut. Sherratt, the procession left Brookleigh, Pleasant Valley, the residence of the deceased's parent's, for Geraldine, and it included many on foot as well as those in motors and other vehicles The service was impressively conducted by the Rev. G. B. Hunt, and the usual volley having been fired by the firing party, the "Last Post" was sounded.


Auckland Cenotaph, CWGC, Historical BMD, PapersPast, NZ Archives War record

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