Frederick John Skinner

Name

Frederick John Skinner

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

06/05/1919
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

2nd Corporal
WR/195057
Royal Engineers Railway Ordnance Depot
Railway Ordnance Depot

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
C. 27.
Egypt

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Christchurch Plaque, now in Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo

Pre War

Born in 1897 in Hertford son of George Henry and Matilda (Williams) Skinner and was living in 11 George Street, Hertford in 1901 and in 1911. He had two sisters and four brothers one of whom also served and died, his name was George Henry. They were living at 11 George Street, Hertford in 1911, where his father was employed as a bricklayer.

Wartime Service

Joined the Hertfordshire Yeomanry (probably 2449) but was transferred to the Royal engineers in one of the Railway companies. Sent to Egypt in 1915 and served there until the end of the war. His unit stayed on after the armistice and Frederick died while still serving in Egypt in of typhoid.

Additional Information

Brother of Private George Henry Skinner who was killed in action on 31 Jul 1917 and is also commemorated on both the memorials listed above.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins