1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Alex Skiffington was the son of Margaret Skiffington. He was born in Dungannon about 1890. The 1901 census records Alexander as 11 years old. He was at school. His mother had been born in India and was a widow. The family lived at Barrack Street, Dungannon, Tyrone. The 1911 census records an A Skeffington, age 18, living in Army Barracks at Gortmore, Omagh. Alex Skiffington enlisted in Dungannon.Private Alexander Skiffington was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July 1916. He was aged about 26.