George (Sonny) Skerrett

  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Gallipoli Medallion
  • Gallipoli Lapel Badge
  • Born 17 September 1893, Bluff, Southland, New Zealand
  • Died 30 June 1993, Christchurch
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 8/488
  • Served In Otago Infantry Battalion
  • Next of Kin Mr George Skerrett (father), Bluff
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer for the New Zealand Loan Co
  • ReligionAnglican
  • Enlisted15 August 1914, Otago
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 5 or HMNZT 9, Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay, departed 16 October 1914, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, disembarked, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgypt 1914-1915 and Gallipoli 1915
  • Periods of service161 days in New Zealand and one year 101 days overseas in Egypt and Gallipoli. Total service of one year and 262 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Maheno, 1 January 1916
  • Discharged3 May 1916, physically unfit for war service
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal Gallipoli Lapel Badge and Gallipoli Medallion