SKIPPER, William George
(Service number 27975)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 9 March 1895 Place of Birth Wellington

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 121 Thorndon Quay, Wellington
Occupation Compositor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Kate SKIPPER (mother), 54 William Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 12th Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, F Company
Date 16 October 1916
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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

Post-war Occupations



Date 1 October 1973 Age 78 years
Place of Death Opotiki
Memorial or Cemetery Opoyiki Cemetery
Memorial Reference Soldiers Plot 133
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William George Skipper was the son of Richard Conebee and Kate (née Hunn) Skipper. He was educated at several schools in the Wellington area - Berhampore, Mt cook, Wadestown Thorndon. His brother Richard Conebee 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 (Wellington Branch NZSG) [14 January 2019]; Opotiki Cemetery burial records (South Canterbury Branch cemetery records) [14 January 2019]

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