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Nottingham
Thomas Richard Skelton was born in 1885 in Nottingham. Sarah Skelton, his wife, was born in 1888 and worked as a blouse machinist. They had one other son, George Henry, born in 1909 in Nottingham. The family lived at 21 Bentinck Road, Nottingham before moving to 14 Kingston Street, Sneinton, Nottingham.
He worked as a french polisher.
26 Mar 1918
33
66420
Private
62nd Bn Machine Gun Corps
Pte. Skelton was called up for service, holding No. 61419 in the Sherwood Foresters, though he later transferred to 62nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). He was involved in the heavy fighting that followed the German offensive Operation Michael, and was killed in action on 26/03/1918. His body was never recovered but his name was commemorated on the Arras Memorial.(Bay 10)
Obituaries published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 26th March 1919 : - “SKELTON. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. Thomas Skelton, who was killed in action March 26th, 1918. Oh, to have seen his smiling ace and bid him a welcome home. Sadly missed. – From loving wife and four children. “SKELTON. – In loving memory of my dear son and our dear brother, Pte. Thomas Skelton, killed in action March 26th, 1918. A loving son, a brother kind, sweetest of memories left behind. – Loving mother, sisters Eliza, [illegible] Harry, and George. “SKELTON. – In loving memory of my dear son-in-law, Pte. Thomas Skelton, who was killed in action March 26th, 1918. A day of remembrance sad to recall. Too good to be forgotten. – From mother, father, sisters, and brothers Green.” Above obituaries courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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