Skerman, John

Skerman, John


Military History:


Regiment:                               Royal Air Force

Rank:                                      Private

Regimental Number:              299515

Date of Enlisting:                   19.4.1918

Date of death:                        

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


John enlisted on 19th April 1918 with the Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs), Regimental Number G/25934.  On 30th September 1918 he transferred to the Royal Air Force, Regimental Number 299525, but on 4th November 1918 suffered a fractured thigh and was discharged as no longer fit to serve.

John survived the War but it is not known when he died.

He was awarded the Silver War Badge.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                28.8.1890

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Not known

Marriage:                      Not known


John was born on 28th August 1890 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire, the second son of Charles  Bailey Skerman and Celia (nee Austin) Skerman. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School and before enlisting was a farm labourer.

It is not known if John married or had children.  It is not known when he died.



Name:John Skerman
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Not known
Death Date:Not known
Enlistment Place:Not known
Regiment:Royal Air Force

(previously Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs))

Regimental Number:299515
(previously G/25934)
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Not known

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