Skillings, Dwight Mayo

Regimental Number: 2378554
Rank: Private
Branch: 16th Battalion

Dwight was born in Marshall, Minnesota on May 16, 1900 (he lied about his age when enlisting in the army, stating that he was born in 1898). He traveled to Winnipeg in December of 1917 to enlist in the Canadian Army. Dwight suffered from gunshot wounds to his “upper extremities” in October of 1918. In 1919, he came to the Peace Country and filed on NE 20-76-21-W5. Dwight married Elizabeth Sarah Bell in 1943. He died in Beaver Bay, Minnesota on July 1, 1968.