Picture of Frederick from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 23rd August 1918
Born: 13th August 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.
2020 – The C.W.G.C. recently up-dated Frederick’s information on their website:
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.
7th February 2022 – MoD WAR DETECTIVES announced on their website:
A Rededication Service will take place for Frederick Herbert Skinner, of the East Yorkshire Regiment, 11th Battalion, at 10.30 a.m. at Nieppe Bois (Rue-du-Bois) British Cemetery, France.
Row A, Grave 5.
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.
Frederick, 1 month.
In 1910, Ipswich, Frederick married Amelia Alice Carter, born 1891, Ipswich.
They had 3 children:
Frederick Albert Skinner, born February 1911, Ipswich.
Ruby Amelia Skinner, born January 1913, Ipswich.
Gladys May Skinner, born August 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.
Kevin Knights 10th March 2022