Private Oswald Skeen

Private Oswald Skeen, 21st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers ( 2nd Tyneside Scottish ). He died in France on 20th June 1917 of wounds received in action, aged 37. He was the husband of Hannah Skeen of East Ord, Berwick-upon-Tweed and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France. It is possible he had been wounded during the attack on “Greenland Hill” near Arras  on 5th-8th June. The position was captured and held despite several enemy counter attacks.  The photograph shows cheerful British troops returning from their part in the fighting at Arras.

Scroll to Top