Albert Victor Skerritt

First Name: 
Albert
Middle Name: 
Victor
Last Name: 
Skerritt
Alternate Spelling: 
Skerrett
Mother's Name: 
Jane Skerrett
Father's Name: 
Charles Skerrett
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, March 27, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Wollongong, N.S.W.
Details: 

Albert Victor Skerritt (Service No 2485), was born in Unanderra, N.S.W., in 1897.

At enlistment he was single, 19 years old, worked as a locomotive fireman, lived in Tarrawanna, N.S.W., and had served 1 year with the 37th Militia. Albert embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises, with 45th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement, on 24th August 1916. He arrived in England on 11th October 1916, joining 45th Battalion in the field, on 1st January 1917. Albert saw brief service on the Western Front, being wounded in action, on 23rd February 1917. He was evacuated to hospital in England, for treatment of severe shrapnel wounds to his arm, leg and thigh. Albert was deemed unfit for further active service, and repatriated to Australia, in August 1917. After further treatment in Australia, he was discharged medically unfit, on 19th January 1918.

In 1923, he married Evelyn Dean, in Dapto, N.S.W., and they had 3 children.

Albert died in Wollongong, N.S.W., in 1957.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SKERRITT ALBERT VICTOR

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