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23583   Private Francis Skelton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 03/05/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Summary      
Francis Skelton was the son of William and Anne Skelton. Francis was born in Moy, County Tyrone about 1891. Francis raised by his grandparents and latterly by his aunt. Private Francis Skelton was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Thursday 3rd May 1917. He was 26 years old. The CWGC record Private Skelton as the son of William and Anne Skelton, of 23 Sinclair Street, Greenock, Scotland.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Browns Copse Cemetery
  Roeux, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave I-D-24
CWGC Casualty 568297
Summary      
Roeux is a village about 8 kilometres east of Arras. Brown's Copse Cemetery is about one kilometre north-west of Roeux on the eastern outskirts of the neighbouring village of Fampoux. It is signposted from Fampoux village.
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1 1901 Census lists Francis Skelton Lists Francis as 8 years old living with the Campbell family at house 15 in Maghery, Tartaraghan, Armagh
2 1911 Census lists Francis Skelton Lists Francis as 19 years old living with the Campbell family at house 9 in Maghery, Tartaraghan, Armagh
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Francis Skelton
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Francis Skelton's gravestone can be purchased here