Skevington, William Percy

Second Lieutenant William Percy Skevington
East Yorkshire Regiment
Date of death: 08/09/1918 (aged 27)

BORN BROUGH 1891. THIRD SON OF CHARLES WILLIAM SKEVINGTON, (1857-1937) & ANN MOISLEY (1861-1938), OF ‘THE HAWTHORNES’, BROUGH & HULL. HIS FIANCEE WAS FANNY BAINBRIDGE, WHO LIVED AT 1 BOSWELL AVENUE, FOUNTAIN ROAD, HULL.

HE ENLISTED AS A PRIVATE IN THE ‘HULL COMMERCIALS’, THE 10TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. SAW ACTION IN EGYPT AND FRANCE. WOUNDED THREE TIMES. PROMOTED TO SERGEANT. COMMISSIONED JULY 1917. RETURNED TO FRANCE, APRIL 1918. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON 08/09/1918. HIS BODY WAS FOUND ON 11/10/1918. PRIOR TO ENLISTING, HE WORKED FOR THE HULL & BARNSLEY RAILWAY LINE. HIS BROTHER, PRIVATE, GEORGE SKEVINGTON, LIVERPOOL REGIMENT, WAS A WELL KNOWN GOLF PROFESSIONAL IN PRE WAR DAYS, AND WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN JUNE 1917.HIS THREE OTHER BROTHERS ALSO SERVED. WILLIAM’S PERCY SKEFFINGTON’S DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 18/10/1918, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH. *
HE IS BURIED AT TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, FRANCE. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPTION, READS, “HE DID HIS DUTY”


First name:
WILLIAM PERCY
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Date Died
08/09/1918
Place died:
TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, FRANCE
Age:
27
1 BOSWELL AVENUE, FOUNTAIN ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK