1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
03/05/1917 (Killed in Action)
Francis Skelton was the son of William and Anne Skelton. He was born in Moy / Killyman on 3rd September 1891. He was the oldest of at least four known children. 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.
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.