Sergeant Orville Kenneth Skelton
Orville Kenneth Skelton was born on June 18th, 1912 in Carman, Manitoba to his parents Alexander Henry Skelton and Alice Florence (Terry) Skelton, who were of Irish descent. He was one of five children, raised in a busy home. His oldest brother, Lenard Harold Skelton served in the military during WW1. Orville spent most of his childhood and adolescence in Carman, where he attended the local school and completed grade 10 at the age of 17. During his teen years, he enjoyed playing hockey; he often played goalie for the provincial Royal Bank Hockey Team. After he graduated from high school, Orville secured a job with the Royal Bank for the next 10 years (1930 – 1940).