|Memorial .||Mikra Memorial||Thessalonika|
Awards & Titles:
SKINNER, James Stuart, Major, 2nd King's Shropshire Light Infantry. 80th Bde, 27th Div. Born Elham, Hythe, Kent. Cenotaph Wick. Lost at sea. 21/02/17. Parents; Geo, East Banks, Wick 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. 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, St JOHN'S No 434. Sources Caithness Archives Roll of Honour 1914-1919 (Army) http://www.internet-promotions.co.uk/archives/caithness/roll/rollofb.htm
Family :Son of Bessie Skinner, of 20, Linden Rd., Bedford, and the late E. F. Skinner.
Action : Naval Campaign
Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations that do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes all Merchant Navy losses.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||St. John's No. 434 E.C.||Madras|
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Book : 1921 - Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918 - Oxford University Press
- Document : 1933 - Masonic Roll of Honour - Freemasons' Hall Vestibule - United Grand Lodge of England