Rank: Private 9361
Regiment: "A" Coy 2nd Bn., Devonshire Regiment
Died: died 1 July 1916
Colaton Raleigh Memorial Plaque
Other Memorial: Thiepval Memorial [Google]
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Frederick was born around 1893, the son of George Henry Skinner and Louisa Annie Troke Skinner of Colaton Raleigh.
The census of 1901 shows Frederick, then aged eight, was one of four children, with brothers called Bertie and Harry, and a sister called Beatrice. Father George was listed as a “Horseman”.
Private 9361 Frederick James Skinner served with the 2nd Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, and died aged 24 on 1 July 1916. That was the first day of the Battle of Albert on the Somme, in which the 2nd Devons took heavy casualties, including 16 officers and 400 Other Ranks.
He is remembered with honour in Colaton Raleigh, and on the Thiepval Memorial , also known as the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.
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