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.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Youngest son of Alfred & Margaret Skilton, of Ipswich.
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.
Beatrice, 25, a Dressmaker.
Alfred, 23, a Hairdresser – employer.
Emily, 19, a Milliner.
William’s mother, Margaret Skilton, died 1918, Ipswich.