We remember Harold George Skitt

We remember Harold George Skitt

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Timeline

Timeline

1888
sibling Ethel Skitt Source:7625820 1888
1895
birth Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom Source:7610685 Source:7625807 3rd August 1895
1898
sibling Muriel Skitt Source:7625820 21st January 1898
1907
education Shrewsbury High School Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom Source:8539372 1907 - 1910
1910
education Independent boarding school education Wellington College Constitution Hill, Wellington, Shropshire United Kingdom Source:6991517 1910 - 1913
1913
education Dentistry Undergraduate Manchester University Manchester, Lancashire United Kingdom Source:8539372 1913 - 6th June 1917
1917
commission Temporary Source:8539372 September 1917
1917
service British Army Second Lieutenant Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers) 10th (Reserve) Battalion Source:7050002 September 1917 - April 1918
1918
service British Army Second Lieutenant Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) 1st Battalion Source:7050002 20th April 1918 - 1st October 1918
1918
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:8539372 20th April 1918 - 1st October 1918
1918
death Killed in Action Leading his platoon in attacking Hill 41. Dadezeele Belgium Source:7050002 Source:8476640 1st October 1918
burial Dadizeele New British Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial West-Vlaanderen Belgium II. C. 13 Source:7050002

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Harold George
Initials HG
Last Name Skitt
Source 4065013
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeCertaintySource
1 Newhouses, Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom parents address known 1901-03-31
Newlands, Wellington College, Wellington, Shropshire United Kingdom school/college address known 1911-04-02
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers) 10th (Reserve) Battalion Second Lieutenant
British Army Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) 1st Battalion Second Lieutenant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
George Morris Skitt father
Annie Jane Skitt, nee Skitt mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Ethel Skitt sister 1888
Muriel Skitt sister 1898-01-21
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
DateHeightSource
1917-06-07 5'10"

Media

Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Jeremy24359
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Jeremy24359
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Transcription Jeremy24359
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Jeremy24359
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Jeremy24359
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Jeremy24359

External Evidence

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War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, Long Number Papers (numerical) Jeremy24359
The London Gazette Publication date:12 October 1917 Jeremy24359
Battalion War Diary: 1918 Feb - 1919 Feb Jeremy24359
Old Wrekinian Lives Lost 1914-18 Jeremy24359
IWM's War Memorials Register 1 of 2 Jeremy24359
IWM's War Memorials Register 2 of 2 Jeremy24359

Multimedia

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Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Jeremy24359
Grave Headstone - 2/Lt HG Skitt Jeremy24359
Second-Lieut H G Skitt Jeremy24359
O.W. War Memorial 1914-1919, Wrekin College Chapel Jeremy24359

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