1. Memorial:Mikra Memorial Thessalonika
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.135
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour9D GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Born Elham, Hythe, Kent, son of Bessie Skinner, of 20, Linden Rd., Bedford, and the late E. F. Skinner.

Education & Career :

He went to Bedford School.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 2nd Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry 

Action : Naval Campaign 

Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations where attrition rates are in ones and twos and which do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes Merchant Navy losses.

2nd King's Shropshire Light Infantry. 80th Bde, 27th Div.

Detail :

Drowned at sea (from S.S. Princess Alberta) 21st February 1917. Panel 9 Mikra Memorial. The SS Princess Alberta was a British Steamer of 1,586 tons built in 1905 by Caledon Ship Building & Engine Co. Ltd. in Dundee and owned by M. Langlands & Sons. On the 21st February 1917 when on route from Stavros for Mudros she sunk after hitting a mine. Another source says SS Princess Alberta was attacked and torpedoed by enemy seaplanes in the Mediterranean on 21 February 1917.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St. John's No. 434 E.C.Madras

29th May 1912
24th June 1912
31st July 1912

Also lost on the 'Princess Alberta' was Brother Regimental Sergeant Major Sinclair BAIKE of the same battalion. Both men were members of the same lodge.

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Last Updated: 2020-05-21 09:25:40