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The names of 197 local men who lost their lives in World War I are
inscribed on the bells of the Memorial Community Church in Plaistow. They are our local heroes

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George Skinner

Stoker First Class
Royal Navy

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Born
Unknown - c. 1895
Died
At sea - 31 March 1917
Age
22
Death
Unknown
Served in
Royal Navy
Awards
Unknown
Memorials
Unknown
Lived
23 Corporation Street, West Ham, London

George's story

The name on the bells is S Skinner and the rank, not specified, looks like it should be Seaman. There was no S Skinner killed serving in the Navy during the First World War.

George Skinner came from the local area, so we think this may be referring to him. But there are other casualties named Skinner whose place of residence isn’t listed on the Commonwealth War Graves database.¬†Please let us know if you can help with the identity of this hero.

George Skinner served on the HMS Carnation. He died when it hit a mine at the exit to¬† Strosay Forth off the coast of Scotland and is buried at Kirkwall (St Olaf’s) Cemetery.

Service Number
S/115671
Mother
Letitia
Father
James
Spouse
Unknown
Buried
Unknown
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