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Skipsey, E.S., Pte., 1916

Edward S Skipsey

Edward S Skipsey

Edward S Skipsey

Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille

Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille

In Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille, Somme, France, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 28/107 Private Edward Smart Skipsey, serving with the 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, who died 22/07/1916.

Morpeth Herald 27/04/1917 carries a brief obituary:

Private Ed. Smart Skipsey, Coulton Terrace, Blyth, is reported killed.

Ian Johnson in his book on the 16th Battalion wrote:-

28/107 Private Edward Smart Skipsey, Edward was one of a new draft of soldiers to strengthen the depleted ranks of the 16th battalion, he most likely never made it to the battalion, he was killed in action on 22 July 1916 attached to the 1/4th Yorkshire Light Infantry. From the 1911 census Edward was aged 15 working as a colliery horse driver below ground, he was living at 1 Carlton Terrace Cowpen Quay Blyth, with his parents and his two brothers and three sisters.

Edward Smart Skipsey is remembered at Blyth on B42.01 and B42.24


The CWGC entry for Private Skipsey

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