Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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03/06/2020 02688
30/12/2015 In is will, Private Francis Skelton left all his money and effects to his aunt, Mary Campbell, who seems to have raised him.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census list Francis as 19 years old living with the Campbell family at house 9 in Maghery, Tartaraghan, Armagh. John and Mary Campbell were his uncle and aunt. Francis worked as a labourer.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census list Francis as 8 years old living his grandparents at house 15 in Maghery, Tartaraghan, Armagh.
30/12/2015 In the event of my death, I hereby will and bequeath all my money and effects to the above named. Next of kin, Mary Campbell, Derrylea P.O., Maghery via Moy, County Armagh. Signed Francis Skelton, Private, 19th September 1916.
30/12/2015 Last Will and Testament of Francis Skelton:
30/12/2015 Private Skelton is NOT on the list of Greenock War Dead.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private Skelton as the son of William and Anne Skelton, of 23 Sinclair Street, Greenock, Scotland.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Francis Skelton was the son of William and Anne Skelton. Francis was born in Moy, County Tyrone about 1891.
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