Claude Skews enlisted in Brunswick, Victoria at the age of 18 on the 21st of February 1916. He had been born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single, and was employed as a Fitter. He volunteered and was stationed with the 9th Field Company Engineers later transferring to the 14th Field Company Engineers as Regimental number 15457. He was discharged and Returned to Australia on the 10th of June 1919. Tree number 2693.