After training in Egypt, Tom Skeyhill fought as a regimental signaller of the second (Victorian) Infantry Brigade of the Australian armed forces at Gallipoli from April 25, 1915, to May 8, when a shell explosion blinded him during an advance at Cape Helles. He was hospitalized at Al-Hayat, Helouin, Egypt, and then at the Base Hospital in Melbourne.
- Brownrigg, Jeff. "From Anzac Cove to Hollywood: Alvin C. York's Role in the Career of Tom Skeyhill." National Library of Australia News. 2007.