Skeggs/Sheggs, S O
STANLEY OLIVER SKEGGS
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 202720 Essex Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, Stanley’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Elizabeth (nee JARMAN) and the late James SKEGGS; husband of Grace (nee EAST) SKEGGS.
His parents married 23 December 1871 at St Mary’s, Redbourn, Herts. James died 1916 in Watford aged 72, and was buried 19 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Elizabeth died 1919 in the Luton, Beds, district aged 72.
Stanley was born 1890 in Markyate, Herts, and baptised 6 April 1890 at St John the Baptist, Markyate. He married 1917 in the Watford district.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 1 he lived in Markyate, with his parents and eight siblings. On the 1901 Census, he still lived in Markyate, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a plater at printing works aged 21, he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Date of deathon or since 26/10/1917
Age at death27
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)