Born: 1891, Hadleigh, Suffolk.

 Died: 25th June 1918; age 26; KiA.

Residence: 68, Handford Road, Ipswich.

Employed: Messrs. Cranfield’s Mills, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 42306

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment, 11th Battalion.

Formerly 18658, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 4,

Ploegsteert Memorial,



2020 – The C.W.G.C. recently up-dated Frederick’s information on their web-site:

Recent research has shown that Corporal Skinner is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave. Please note that this casualty was previously commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial; his name will be removed when the appropriate panel is next replaced.

The personal inscription chosen for Corporal Skinner’s headstone is musical notation from Land of Hope and Glory, and a cross has been selected as the appropriate religious emblem. There is only one other Commission headstone bearing musical notation. 

Grave Reference:

Nieppe-Bois (Rue-Du-Bois) British Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Emma Skinner, of 10 Gatacre Road, Ipswich; husband of Mrs Amelia Alice Sadler (formerly Skinner), of 26, Shackleton Road, Nacton Estate, Ipswich.






1901   Angel Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk.


Frederick was 9 years old and living with his family & siblings.

Frederick Skinner, 32, a Sack & Cloth Cutter, born Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Emma Skinner, 30, born Hadleigh.

Charles Henry Skinner, 8, born Hadleigh.

Elsie May Skinner, 6, born Hadleigh.

Stanley William Skinner, 4, born Hadleigh.

Harold Victor Skinner, 2, born Hadleigh.


Frederick (snr.) and Emma Skinner.

1911   156, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 19 years old, a General Labourer – Sack & Tent Factory. He was married and Head of the Household.

Amelia, 19.

Frederick, 1 month.


In 1910, Ipswich, Frederick married Amelia Alice Carter, born 1891, Ipswich.

They had 3 children:

Frederick Albert Skinner, born 1911, Ipswich.

Ruby Amelia Skinner, born 1913, Ipswich.

Gladys May Skinner, born 1915, Ipswich – died 1920, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Amelia Skinner – widow.




Frederick’s son, Frederick Albert Skinner, died on the 13th October 1943, as a result of  the Second World War. He was 32 years old, and ranked a Trooper, service number 804558, of the Royal Armoured Corps. Frederick was laid to rest at Ipswich New Cemetery.







East Yorkshire Regiment, 11th Battalion


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