Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Anton Skinkis

In memory of
Private
Anton Skinkis
April 9, 1917

Military Service:

Service Number:
208372
Age:
34
Force:
Army
Unit:
The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information:

Born:
September 27, 1882 Russian Federation
Enlistment:
May 2, 1916 Windsor, Ontario

Brother of William Skinkis of Stanton, Illnois, United States of America.

Commemorated on Page 326 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
VIII. B. 4.
Location:
LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY is approximately 3 kilometres south of Lens and is situated on the north-western outskirts of Vimy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping – Pte. Skinkis indicated on his military attestation that he was born in Russia.  This response could indicate birth in one of the many countries that were at that time located within the Russian Empire.  His next-of-kin was his brother in Stanton, Illinois.  Pte. Skinkis initially enlisted with an American Legion unit - the 97th Battalion. The American Legion units in Canada attracted men who were born in the United States or with American connections.  These units were later broken up to reinforce other units at the front. His military attestation was completed in Windsor, Ontario, on May 2nd, 1916.
  • Cemetery – La Chaudiere Military Cemetery - La Chaudiere Military Cemetery is located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, very near the town of Vimy, France. The cemetery is 13 kilometres north of Arras, France. May they rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Grave Marker – The grave marker at La Chaudiere Military Cemetery located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, very near the town of Vimy, France. The cemetery is 13 kilometres north of Arras, France. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Inscription – A clearer view

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