White cross for Sydney Elliott Skellern (1895-1915)

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White cross for Sydney Elliott Skellern (1895-1915).


Tauranga mill hand Sydney Elliott Skellern died of his wounds during the Battle of Chunuk Bair in Gallipoli on 8 August 1915. One hundred years later his medals were returned to his family after being found in a Wellington home. In 2014 Tauranga's 'Field of Remembrance' was created comprising 107 white crosses in memory of the men from the Tauranga area who died during World War I (1914-1918). Each cross carries a red poppy and the name of an individual who died. Text and photograph © Debbie McCauley (2014).

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White cross for Sydney Elliott Skellern (1895-1915)

First Names:Sydney Elliott
Last Name:Skellern
Date of Birth:7 February 1895
Place of Birth:Huntly, New Zealand
City:Tauranga, New Zealand