Skaife, Arthur Frederic


The elder son of Frederic and Josephine Skaife of North Street House, Chichester, he came to Winchester from Mr S Johnston’s School at Leatherhead. His brother Eric Ommanney Skaife OBE was also at Winchester (B 1897-1902). He passed through Sandhurst, obtaining a commission in 1902 in the 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment and was ordered to France on the outbreak of the war. He was killed by a sniper on 1st November 1914 at La Boutillerie, near Armentieres, during the First Battle of Ypres. He is commemorated by Abbey Wall Memorial 12 of the Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleubaix. These special memorials commemorate casualties buried in Abbey Wall Cemetery whose graves were subsequently destroyed by shell-fire.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Skaife
  • Forenames or initials: Arthur Frederic
  • House: B
  • Years in School: 1896-1901
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Middlesex Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 24th August 1883
  • Date of Death: 1st November 1914
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: RUE DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX: Abbey Wall Memorial 12