Ernest Albert Skerrey

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2258
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Wolverhampton
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Peoples Journal, London
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    J Skerrey, 48 Glengall Rd, Peckham, London

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Katherine Skerrey (nee Timothy) 38 David Rd, Stoke, Coventry

  • Children:

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



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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