Hubert Nathaniel Skippen, 18891919 (aged 30 years)

Name
Hubert Nathaniel Skippen
Given names
Hubert Nathaniel
Surname
Skippen
Birth 1889 29 27
Note: Recorded as 'Herbert H'.
Birth of a brotherSkippen
1891 (aged 2 years)
Note: Family name recorded as 'Skipper'.
Death of a brotherSkippen
1891 (aged 2 years)
Death of a siblingSkippen
1892 (aged 3 years)
Birth of a sisterClarice E. M. Skippen
1893 (aged 4 years)
Birth of a sisterFrances Bridget Skippen
1895 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a sisterIlma Emily Skippen
1897 (aged 8 years)
Birth of a sisterBeryl C. Skippen
1900 (aged 11 years)
Birth of a sisterLorna I. Skippen
1901 (aged 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Smith
1901 (aged 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherBridget Plunkett
1908 (aged 19 years)
Text:

7475/1908 SKIPPEN BRIDGET OLIVER TINGHA

Military
World War I
August 31, 1915 (aged 26 years)
Note:

Regimental number 12731 Place of birth Copeton, New South Wales School Copeton Public School, New South Wales Other training Agricultural College, New South Wales Religion Church of England Occupation Butter maker Address Macksville, Nambucca River, New South Wales Marital status Single Age at embarkation 26 Next of kin Father, N Skippen, Howell via Inverell, New South Wales Enlistment date 31 August 1915 Rank on enlistment Gunner Unit name Field Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 15 AWM Embarkation Roll number 13/29/3 Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916 Rank from Nominal Roll Gunner Unit from Nominal Roll 1st Field Artillery Brigade Service - Served in France Medical - admitted to hospital France for gonorreah 2 Dec 1918, which was contracted in Paris. Other details from Roll of Honour Circular Died of pneumonia at a hospital in England on 19 February 1919. Fate Died of disease 19 February 1919 Place of death or wounding England Age at death 30 Age at death from cemetery records 30 Place of burial Tidworth Military Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 365), North Tidworth, Wiltshire, England Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 11 Miscellaneous information from cemetery records Parents: Nathaniel and Emily SKIPPEN, Howell, Inverell, New South Wales

Will March 18, 1916 (aged 27 years)

Note:

Hunbert's estate was sworn as under £289. His will was as follows: 'THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me HUBERT NATHANIEL SKIPPEN of Howell in the County of Hardinge I HEREBY revoke all Wills by me at any time heretofore made, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament I APPOINT my Mother Emily Lucinda Skippen to be Executrix of this my Will and direct that all my just debts and Funeral and Testamentary Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I GIVE AND BEQUEATH all my money personal belongings and my ten shares in the Macksville Friendly Societys Hall Coy to my Mother Emily Lucinda Skippen. Dated this eighteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen. Signed. - Hubert Nathaniel Skippen, the testator as and for his last Will in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. Emma S. Lanagan, Clifton, Warialda Rly Stn. Vivian G. Skipper Public School, Hartley Vale We, the undersigned, hereby certify that the typewritten matter contained in the above is a true copy of what purports to be the original will of H. N. Skippen such having been carefully examined therewith by us.'

Death of a paternal grandfatherGeorge Skippen
1917 (aged 28 years)
Note: 13605/1917 SKIPPER GEORGE NATHANIEL TINGHA
Death February 19, 1919 (aged 30 years)
Address: First A.D. Hospital
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Burial February 24, 1919 (5 days after death)
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery
Note: Row C, Grave No. 365. Hunbert was buried with full military honours, the coffin draped with the Australian flag being borne to the graveside on a gun-carriage preceded by a Firing Party from Headquarters AIF. Six Australians carried the Pall.
Note:

Letter from Officer in Charge Base Records to Mr N Skipper Howell via Inverell, New South Wales: Dear Sir With reference to the report of the regrettable loss of your son, the late No. 12731, Bombadier H. N. Skippen 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade, I am now in receipt of advice which shows that he died on the 19th February 1919, at 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, England, from Penumonia, and was buried on the 24th idem in Tidworth Military Cemetery, England, Separate Single Grave in Virgin Soil, Consecrated Ground, Chaplain the Rev. G. Muschamp (Church of England) officiating. The deceased solider was buried with full military honours, the coffin (elm with brass mounts) draped with the Australian flag being borne to the graveside on a gun-carriage preceded by a Firing Party from Headquarters A.I.F. Depots in United Kingdom. Six Australians supported the Pall. Headquarters A.I.F. Depots in United Kingdom were represented at the funeral. The utmost care and attention is being devoted to the graves of our fallen soldiers, and photographs are being taken as soon as possible for transmission to next-of-kin. These additional details are furnished by direction it being the policy of the Department to forward all information received in connection with deaths of members of the Australian Imperial Force. Yours faithfully, ...'

Note: Hubert's kit bag was returned to his mother. It contained a scarf, a balaclava, post cards, 3 pairs of sox, 1 pair of mittens, 5 handkerchiefs, 1 name stamp, 1 pair glasses in case, 1 writing pad, 2 maps, 2 military books and 2 brushes.
Family with parents
father
18601933
Birth: 1860 23Armidale, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1933Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18621929
Birth: 1862 29Raymond Terrace, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1929Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia?
Marriage
Marriage: 1883Bundarra, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
18841958
Birth: 1884 24 22Inverell, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1958Lismore, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
himself
18891919
Birth: 1889 29 27Inverell, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 19, 1919Bulford, England, United Kingdom
-2 years
elder brother
18861929
Birth: 1886 26 24Inverell, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1929Moree, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
1887
Birth: 1887 27 25Inverell, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
5 years
younger brother
18911891
Birth: 1891 31 29Inverell, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1891Inverell, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
sibling
1892
Birth:
Death: 1892Inverell, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
younger sister
1893
Birth: 1893 33 31Inverell, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
younger sister
1895
Birth: 1895 35 33Bundarra, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
younger sister
18971979
Birth: 1897 37 35Bundarra, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 5, 1979Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
1900
Birth: 1900 40 38Bundarra, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
younger sister
1901
Birth: 1901 41 39Bundarra, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
Birth

Recorded as 'Herbert H'.

Military

Regimental number 12731 Place of birth Copeton, New South Wales School Copeton Public School, New South Wales Other training Agricultural College, New South Wales Religion Church of England Occupation Butter maker Address Macksville, Nambucca River, New South Wales Marital status Single Age at embarkation 26 Next of kin Father, N Skippen, Howell via Inverell, New South Wales Enlistment date 31 August 1915 Rank on enlistment Gunner Unit name Field Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 15 AWM Embarkation Roll number 13/29/3 Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916 Rank from Nominal Roll Gunner Unit from Nominal Roll 1st Field Artillery Brigade Service - Served in France Medical - admitted to hospital France for gonorreah 2 Dec 1918, which was contracted in Paris. Other details from Roll of Honour Circular Died of pneumonia at a hospital in England on 19 February 1919. Fate Died of disease 19 February 1919 Place of death or wounding England Age at death 30 Age at death from cemetery records 30 Place of burial Tidworth Military Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 365), North Tidworth, Wiltshire, England Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 11 Miscellaneous information from cemetery records Parents: Nathaniel and Emily SKIPPEN, Howell, Inverell, New South Wales

Will

Hunbert's estate was sworn as under £289. His will was as follows: 'THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me HUBERT NATHANIEL SKIPPEN of Howell in the County of Hardinge I HEREBY revoke all Wills by me at any time heretofore made, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament I APPOINT my Mother Emily Lucinda Skippen to be Executrix of this my Will and direct that all my just debts and Funeral and Testamentary Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I GIVE AND BEQUEATH all my money personal belongings and my ten shares in the Macksville Friendly Societys Hall Coy to my Mother Emily Lucinda Skippen. Dated this eighteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen. Signed. - Hubert Nathaniel Skippen, the testator as and for his last Will in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. Emma S. Lanagan, Clifton, Warialda Rly Stn. Vivian G. Skipper Public School, Hartley Vale We, the undersigned, hereby certify that the typewritten matter contained in the above is a true copy of what purports to be the original will of H. N. Skippen such having been carefully examined therewith by us.'

Burial

Row C, Grave No. 365. Hunbert was buried with full military honours, the coffin draped with the Australian flag being borne to the graveside on a gun-carriage preceded by a Firing Party from Headquarters AIF. Six Australians carried the Pall.

Burial

Letter from Officer in Charge Base Records to Mr N Skipper Howell via Inverell, New South Wales: Dear Sir With reference to the report of the regrettable loss of your son, the late No. 12731, Bombadier H. N. Skippen 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade, I am now in receipt of advice which shows that he died on the 19th February 1919, at 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, England, from Penumonia, and was buried on the 24th idem in Tidworth Military Cemetery, England, Separate Single Grave in Virgin Soil, Consecrated Ground, Chaplain the Rev. G. Muschamp (Church of England) officiating. The deceased solider was buried with full military honours, the coffin (elm with brass mounts) draped with the Australian flag being borne to the graveside on a gun-carriage preceded by a Firing Party from Headquarters A.I.F. Depots in United Kingdom. Six Australians supported the Pall. Headquarters A.I.F. Depots in United Kingdom were represented at the funeral. The utmost care and attention is being devoted to the graves of our fallen soldiers, and photographs are being taken as soon as possible for transmission to next-of-kin. These additional details are furnished by direction it being the policy of the Department to forward all information received in connection with deaths of members of the Australian Imperial Force. Yours faithfully, ...'

Burial

Hubert's kit bag was returned to his mother. It contained a scarf, a balaclava, post cards, 3 pairs of sox, 1 pair of mittens, 5 handkerchiefs, 1 name stamp, 1 pair glasses in case, 1 writing pad, 2 maps, 2 military books and 2 brushes.