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Name:
Thomas Albert Skerrow
Casualty No.:
Initials:
T A
Service No.:
42561
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
37
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
20th D.L.I
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Office Row, Staindrop
Civilian Employment:
Quarryman labourer
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
St. Mary's Church, Staindrop Plaque
Overseas Commemorated:
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

In September 1917 Parish magazine, his death was announced “He was a native of Staindrop & known to all.”

Family Details:

Thomas was the son of Ann Skerrow of Staindrop. His father, John, died soon after Thomas was born. In 1901 Thomas lived with his mother & sister Annie in Office Row, Staindrop. Thomas worked as a quarryman labourer.

Notes:

A local source notes that Thomas worked at Raby Gardens & played cricket for Raby Cricket Club. It is thought that he trained as a gardener at the Duke of Portland’s Wellbeck Gardens. He served in the 20th Durham Light Infantry. Thomas was killed in France on 1st August, 1917 aged 37 & is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.

 

Sources:
Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk;