Private Gerald Neil Skene

Gerald Cornelius (Neil) Skene was born in Dryden, ON March 1925. He joined the Canadian Army 09 January, 1943 in Winnipeg, MB as a member of the 103rd CABTC Fort Garry Horse and later transferred tothe PPCLI. He completed his basic training in Saskatoon and then trained in Hamilton and Borden as a Driver Mechanic. He served in the UK from February to July 1945 and was discharged on February 27, 1946. Neil continued to work as a mechanic in Dryden after leaving the military. Neil passed away in Thunder Bay, ON in 1982 and is buried in the Dryden cemetery.

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