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Private James SKILLER, G/510, "B" Company, 6th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Nethercourt Hospital, Ramsgate, Kent, 11th April 1916.

Born Winfrith, Dorchester, Dorset, enlisted 6th September 1914, Bromley, Kent, age 29, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 126lbs, resided Beckenham, Kent.

Previously served for three years in the Dorsets Volunteer Battalion, time expired.

Husband of Mrs Annie Skiller (nee Milner) of 36 Princes Street, Dover / 4 Mapledene Road, Dalston, N6. / c/o Mrs Murphy, West End, Litchfield, nr Faversham, Kent / 67 High Street, Faversham, Kent. Married 1st September 1908, Dorchester Registry Office.

Children: Elsie May Skiller, born 16th May 1908, Weymouth, Dorset.

Home, 6th September 1914 to 26th December 1914; BEF, 27th December 1914 to 20th February 1915; Home, 21st February 1915 to 8th February 1916; BEF, 9th February 1916 to 16th March 1916; Home, 17th March 1916 to 11th April 1916.

14th February 1915, concussion, 21st February 1915 to England; 1st March 1916, joined 6th Battalion; 15th March 1916, Le Treport, wounded, bullet wound, right knee, brought back to England, March 1916, from Le Treport on "Brighton". Died at 6.00am, 11th April 1916,  in Nethercourt Hospital, Ramsgate, Kent. Funeral held on 13th April 1916.

14th October 1916, pension of 15/- a week awarded to widow and one child.

Buried Ramsgate and St Lawrence Cemetery, Ramsgate, Kent. Grave reference LA 659.


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