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Jonathan Titshall Skoyles, R.N.Division Clyde


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Jonathan Titshall Skoyles, son of William Skoyles of Great Yarmouth, born 26th February 1893.

Served in the R.N.D. Clyde as Able Bodied Z/554.

Cannot find any marriage or death records and suspect he might of died in service after the war.

Can any member please help?

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He may have died after the war but he was not serving when he claimed his Victory and British War Medals (in the rating of signalman). They were issued to him in person (in about 1920/21).

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If Scotland, might be worth searching SCAN (SCottish Archives Network) www.scan.org.uk

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1901Census Skoyles family living at 194 Victoria Road Aberdeen.

That's the same address as given in an October 1914 Aberdeen Journal article.

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He died in 1967, aged 75 in Aberdeen. The image is not available online.

Buried Grove Cemetery, Aberdeen, 10 June 1967.

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Many thanks to all concerned. John

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Victoria Road is actually in Torry (south of the Dee). In the first half of the 20th century it was the home of many trawl fishermen.

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Jonathan Skoyles married Maggie Keith in the Woodside district of Aberdeen in 1924.

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Many thanks rolt968.

Believe Edward Gilham Skoyles born 7th May 1896 in Aberdeen could be Jonathan's brother. He served in the Royal Naval Reserve as DA10850.

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  • 3 weeks later...

National Archives have his Service Record and a distorted view can be seen online (free). He joined the RNVR probably for service in the Royal Naval Division (RND) in Oct 1914, was drafted to Collingwood Battalion in Jan 1915 and transferred to Sea Service shortly afterwards. His occupation on joining was "????erman" which is probably Fisherman and his address and that of his NOK was ?94 Victoria Road, Aberdeen.

My interest started with researching Dundee men in the RND and I have since expanded that to the East Coast Scots in the RND and RNVR.

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Thanks for your input Wallace2.

Sending you a private message.

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