Private William Skelly

Private William Skelly, 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action on 25th March 1918, aged 29 during the German Spring Offensive ( Operation Michael ). He was the son of Mary and the late John Skelly of 24 Kiln Hill, Tweedmouth and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. The photographs show Allied troops preparing to resist the advancing Germans.

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