SKIPPER, Richard Conebee
(Service number 38078)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 19 January 1894 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs K. SKIPPER (mother), care of Timaru Herald, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 21st Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Date 21 January 1917
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Wellington Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Left leg amputated

Post-war Occupations

Lift attendant, Messenger


Date 31 August 1958 Age 63 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Karori Cemetery, Wellington
Memorial Reference Soldiers Section, Plot 41/G 4
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Richard Conebee Skipper was the son of Richard Conebee and Kate (née Hunn) Skipper. He was educated at several schools in the Wellington area - Kilbirnie, Wadestown, Thorndon, Mt Cook. His brother William George Skipper also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 January 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 January 2019]; School Admission records (Kilbirnie & Wellington branches NZSG) [14 January 2019]; Karori Cemetery headstone image (Wellington City Council) [14 January 2019]

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