Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/12/2015 The official list of soldiers killed in action contains the name of Private Alexander Skeffington, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, whose young wife and family reside at Railway View, Dungannon. He was a cattle driver, and on the outbreak of war had been called up with the Special Reserve.
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30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 19th August 1916: Private Skeffington
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30/12/2015 The official list of soldiers killed in action contains the name of Private Alexander Skeffington, Inniskilling Fusiliers, whose young wife and family reside at Railway View, Dungannon. He was a cattle drover and had been called up on the reserve.
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30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 17 August 1916:
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30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Alex Skiffington enlisted in Dungannon.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census records an A Skeffington, age 18, living in Army Barracks at Gortmore, Omagh.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Alex Skiffington was the son of Margaret Skiffington. He was born in Dungannon about 1890.
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