WILLIAM ERNEST SKILTON

image from 1918 Chronical newspaper.

 

Born: 1894, Ipswich.

Died: 28th March 1918; age 24; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th October 1915 – Gallipoli.

Rank: Private: Service Number: 72036

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

Formerly 2083, Suffolk Yeomanry.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

I.N.9.

Bellacourt Military Cemetery,

Riviere,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Youngest son of Alfred & Margaret Skilton, of Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   42, Orford Street, Ipswich.

 

William was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred Skilton, 50, a Hatter & Clothier Assistant, born Dulwich, Surrey.

Margaret Skilton (nee Child), 47, born Brighton, East Sussex.

Arthur George Skilton, 19, a Hair Dresser, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Marie Skilton, 15, a Dressmaker’s Assistant, born Ipswich.

Alfred John Skilton, 13, born Ipswich.

Emily Rhoda Skilton, 9, born Ipswich.

 

1911   13, Orford Street, Ipswich.

 

William was 17 years old, a Clerk – Drapers. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 60, a Hatter’s Manager.

Margaret, 57.

Beatrice, 25, a Dressmaker.

Alfred, 23, a Hairdresser – employer.

Emily, 19, a Milliner.

 

William’s mother, Margaret Skilton, died 1918, Ipswich.

 

Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

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