24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres on Tuesday 23rd October 1917 aged 28.
Frederick had just returned to his unit after being in hospital with a wound to his cheek.
The Third Battle of Ypres, or Passchendaele, was a very costly battle. For the sake of a few kilometres, the British had lost 310,000 men and the Germans 260,000.
Frederick has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial which is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient.
Born in Belper enlisted in Derby, Frederick was the son of Albert Skidmore a Framework Knitter and Clara Skidmore, of 63, Long Row, Belper and the husband of Flora E. Skidmore (nee Widdowson), of 32, Holbrook Rd., Belper, they had a two year old son.
Prior to enlisting Frederick had worked for Wragg and Selvey.
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