Benjamin Skirman

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Benjamin Skirman 

 

 

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                               Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Rank:                                      Private

Service Number:                    48438

Date of Enlisting:                   11.12.1915

Date of death:                        23.4.1917

Cemetery/ Memorial:            Arras Memorial, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, France

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Benjamin enlisted with the Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment, 7th (Extra Reserve) Battalion on 11 December 1915. He served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders in the Arras Offensive where he was killed in action on 23 April 1917.

He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, France and the Ashwell Church Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                30.10.1877

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                     Tottenham, London

Marriage:                      19.12.1897

 

Benjamin was born in Ashwell, 2nd son of Frederick and Hannah (nee Barlow) Skirman on 30 October 1877. He had been a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.  He was a milkman.

Benjamin married Elizabeth Dubery in St Ann’s Church Tottenham, London on 19 December 1897. They had two sons, Frederick James born in 1898 and Benjamin John born in 1899.

Benjamin died on 23 April 1917 in the Arras Offensive in France. He was the last surviving of five sons.

 

Commentary:

 

Royston Crow

 

18 May 1917

P3 col 7 (top)

Killed in action

France 23 April 1917, Pte Benjamin Skirman, only surviving son of the late Frederick Skirman, Springs Head, leaves a wife and two children.

 

Name:

Benjamin Skirman

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Tottenham, London

Death Date:

23.4.1917

Enlistment Place:

London, Middlesex

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Battalion:

7th (Extra Reserve) Battalion

Regimental Number:

48438

Type of Casualty:

Killed in Action

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

 

 

This page was added on 01/12/2017.
Comments about this page

I am very confused by this page , My father now deceased was Frank Wilfred Skerman who lived at Swan Street Ashwell & his father was Benjamin Wilfred Skerman the name on my Fathers wedding certificate given for his Father born 1883 died 26th July 1941 married to Alice Russell ..... His parents were Alfred William Skerman & Eliza Barton .

On his grave at Ashwell cemetery it calls him Wilfred Skerman & Alice buried together , but he was Benjamin Wilfred as my Father told me , they called him Wilf .

Were there 2 men with the same name ??? 

my Great Grandfather Alfred William Skerman had 13 children .

Can you help me on this .....Alfred Skerman & Eliza are also buried in Ashwell cemetery .

 

 

By Valerie Williams
On 30/01/2018

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