This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Ernest Albert Skerrey
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2258
- Rank: Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 36
- Date of Death: 25.09.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Wolverhampton
- Occupation: Peoples Journal, London
J Skerrey, 48 Glengall Rd, Peckham, London
Katherine Skerrey (nee Timothy) 38 David Rd, Stoke, Coventry
More about Ernest Albert Skerrey
Ernest has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. He was the son on Mr & Mrs J Skerrey, 48 Glengall Rd, Peckam, London. He is listed as Skerry on the original Dundee Roll of Honour.
Ernest Albert Skerry 2258 Black Watch
A BRAVE JOURNALIST.
TACKLES GROUP OF GERMANS SINGLE-HANDED.
In a letter received in Dundee on Monday from a member of the 4th Black Watch, a splendid tribute is paid to the gallantry of Corporal Ernest Skerry, of that battalion, who is reported missing. The writer states that Skerry was last seen tackling single-handed a group of Germans who “simply swarmed round him.” “He fought heroically on that awful day, behaving like a born leader.”
Corporal Skerry was a member of the literary staff of the “People’s Journal,” and joined the “Fourth” on the outbreak of the war. He is a native of London.
Dundee People’s Journal 16th October 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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