Capt. Clement Skelton MC


1883 Jul 3. Born Halifax.

1891 census at 40, Mount Pellon, Brackenbed Lane, Ovenden, Pellon, Halifax

1901 census at 39, Pinder Farm, Mount Pellon, Halifax

1901 Sep 3. Enlisted in W Yorks Regt Service Record (difficult to read!)

1911 census in 1 Bn Duke Of Wellington's West Riding Regt at Ambala, Punjab, India. Sergeant aged 27, born Halifax

1912 Sep 12. Married Annie Beatice Mills

1916 Sep 23. Commissioned 2nd Lt in Duke of Wellington's Regt.

1916 Nov 14 .MC Gazetted . 6784 C.S.Maj . Clement Skelton, W.Rid . For conspicuous gallantry in action. When the officers had become casualties, he took command of two companies, and showed great determination in consolidating the ground captured .

1917 Sep 18 To be acting Capt. W Yorks Regt. Lt C Skelton M.C.

1918 Aug 18. W. Rid. R.—Lt. C . Skelton to be actg. Capt. whilst comdg. a Co .

1920 Oct 25. Joined ADRIC with service no 876. Posted to Coy

1920 Nov 15. Resigned on medical grounds

1957 Oct/Dec Died Newcastle upon Tyne aged 73