SKIDMORE, Samuel Frederick

Worcestershire Regiment. 26 December 1915

Samuel Skidmore lived in Rectory Street, Wordsley, and volunteered for the Worcesters. He went to the 4th Battalion who were sent to the Gallipoli peninsula, landing at Cape Helles on the 25th April. However, after three battles at the village of Krithia and the arrival of reinforcements in August, they were unable to capture the peninsula. The battle line developed into trench warfare among the gullies and ravines of the terrain. Worse was to come in November when the area was affected by appalling weather and serious disease. Private Samuel Skidmore was badly affected by frostbite and put on a ship for Malta. He died in the Military hospital on the 26th December. He is buried in Pieta Military Cemetery (C III 5), Malta, and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.

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Wordsley Holy Trinity

Wordsley Holy Trinity

High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU

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