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Lieut William Milton “Bill” Skilling

Lieut William Milton “Bill” Skilling

Birth
Teeswater, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada
Death 7 Nov 1933 (aged 44)
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Section 17, 379, #6
Memorial ID 101527054 · View Source
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Bill Skilling graduated from Victoria College with a B.A. class of 1T5 and, despite a rheumatic heart, was recruited by the War Office for Officer training at Oxford where he joined the Royal Artillery. He went to France and Belgium as a Forward Observation Officer in January 1917 and fought at Messines, Wytschaete and the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). He was invalided to England in August 1917 and later returned to Germany in 1919 as part of the British Army of the Rhine.
He returned to Canda in 1920 but was unable to fulfil his dream of becoming a Methodist Minister due to ill hearlth. He overcame his despondency by starting the Canadian Optimist Club in 1923 and was one of the first officers of the Toronto Chapter.
He died on Nov. 7, 1933 and is buried in Section 17, 379, number 6 of Prospect Cemetery, Toronto.


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  • Created by: zarjacks
  • Added: 30 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101527054
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut William Milton “Bill” Skilling (20 Aug 1889–7 Nov 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101527054, citing Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by zarjacks (contributor 47851992) .