SKENE

( also some SKEAN(S), SKEEN, SKEHAN, SKENE-SMITH)


Private Percy Charles SKEAN, 533950, 2nd,5th Battalion (County of London), Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles

Died on 24th October 1918.      Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimillle.       stone

Born Plaistow, enlisted Stratford.



William SKEANS, 1176, Private, 1st Bn, Royal Newfoundland Regt

Died 20th February 1920.       Age 30.        Buried at Kilbride Cemetery, Newfoundland

Son of Edward and Jane Skeans of Kilbride, St John's West



Arthur James SKEEN, 23578, Private, 2nd/4th Btn, Hampshire Regt

Died 25th July 1918.       Age 26.       Remembered on the Soissons Memorial.       Memorial

Son of Edwin and Emily Skeen of 13 Waterloo Street, Cheltenham.     Brother of George Arthur Skeen killed 1918.


George Thomas SKEEN, G/29388, Private, 7th Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regt)

Died 24th September 1918.       Age 19.       Buried at Unicorn Cemetery Vend'huile.        stone

Son of Edwin and Emily Skeen of 13 Waterloo Street, Cheltenham.      Brother of Arthur James Skeen killed 1918.



Mary SKEHAN, Civilian, SS Tanjong, Penang

Died 17th February 1942.       Age 27.        (Civilian War Dead Register)

Killed during the sinking of SS Tanjong Pinang during fall of Singapore; see:http://www.cofepow.org.uk/pages/civilian_ss_tanjong_pinang.htm;
Daughter of Anne Skehan of Kilbane, Broadford, Co Clare and the late John Skehan



Alexander SKENE, Civilian, SS Anchises

Died 28th February 1941.        (Civilian War Dead Register)

Son of Agnes Skene of 15 Woodend Place, Aberdeen and the late John Skene.      
Husband of Gladys Mary Campbell Skene of 275 Gt Western Rd,, Aberdeen.

One of 3 passengers and 12 crew killed during bombing and sinking of SS Anchises near Ireland;


Alexander Grant SKENE, Sailor, SS Empire Hail (Greenock), Merchant Navy

Died 23rd February 1942.    Age 25.    Remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial.         Memorial

Son of James and Mary Grant Skene of Newburgh, Aberdeenshire.

Torpedoed by U94 44:48N 40:21W


Boy Allan SKENE, 261746, Recruits Depot, Royal Air Force

Died on July 18th 1918.      Buried at Blandford Cemetery.


Sapper Andrew John SKENE, NX 19903, A.I.F. 2nd/12th Company, Royal Australian Engineers

Died 14th September 1944.     Aged 39.     Remembered on the Labuan Memorial.

Son of Andrew and Queenie Skene; husband of Lilian Olive Skene of Woy Woy, New South Wales


Private Andrew Sharp Mitchell SKENE, 7628028, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Died 7th October 1940.     Aged 26.     Buried at Markinch (St Dunstan's) Cemetery.

Son of Robert G R M Skene and Margaret Skene of Thornton; husband of Jean Skene. Compt.


Serjeant Arthur SKENE, 200317, 1st/5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders

Died of wounds on 6th April 1917.    Age 22.     Buried at Anzin-St-Aubin British Cemetery.       stone

Son of Margaret Skene of 51 St Swithin St, Aberdeen and the late Andrew Skene.     Native of Tarland, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.     Enlisted Aberdeen.


Driver Charles SKENE, 173532, 107th Field Company, Royal Engineers.

Died on 15th September 1918.    Age 32.     Buried at Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.

Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Skene of Francis Cottage, Ballater; husband of Betsy Gordon Skene of Polhollick, Ballater. Ten years in the service of HM The King at Balmoral and Birkhall Estates 1906-16.     Born Tarland.    Enlisted Aberdeen.


Corporal Charles SKENE, 40282, 12th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.

Died on 9th April 1917.      Buried at Houdain Lane Cemetery.       stone

Enlisted Glasgow.


Serjeant Charles Roy SKENE, 2879471, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

Died on 20th August 1944.   Age 77.    Buried at Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville.

Son of Charles and Betsy Gordon Skene of Ballater.


Private David D SKENE, S/11169, 11th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)

Died of wounds on 15th September 1916.   Age 21.    Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.        Memorial

Son of Mary P Skene of 6 Shandon Place, Edinburgh, and the late John Skene.

Born and enlisted Edinburgh.


Private David Nicol SKENE, S/4465, 9th (Service) Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).

Died on 25th September 1915.   Age 28.    
Buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe.       stone       

Husband of Jane Jarron (formerly Skene) of East End, East Wemyss.      
Born and enlisted Forfar.


Serjeant Donald SKENE, 817099, 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force).

Wireless Operator / Air Gunner.

Died on 10th April 1941.    Aged 22.     Buried at Junkerbos War Cemetery.       stone     

Son of James and Isabella Reid Skene of Aberdeen.


Private Edward Alexander Erin SKENE, VX31943, A.I.F. 2nd/29th Battalion, Australian Infantry.

Died of wounds on 11th February 1942.    Buried at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.       stone

Son of Thomas Hopetoun Skene and Sarah Ledgerwood Skene of Thornbury, Victoria.


Private G A SKENE, 2494, A.I.F. 57th Bn, Australian Infantry.

Died 8th August 1918.    

Buried at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.       stone


Lance Corporal George SKENE, S/42238, 6th/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

Died on 12 October 1918.      Aged 18.    Buried at Avesnes-le-Sec Communal Cemetery Extension.       stone

Son of William and Margaret Skene of 8 Reform St, Montrose. Native of Ballater.     Enlisted Montrose.


Stoker 1st Class George SKENE, P/KX 146504, HMS Penelope, Royal Navy.

Died on 18th February 1944.    Aged 20.    Remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.               Memorial

Son of James and Lillian Skene of Shirley, Southampton


Private George SKENE, 10061, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

Died on 30th October 1914.      Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.                         Memorial

Born Insch.    Enlisted Fraserburgh.


Private Harold Alexander SKENE, 487494, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt)

Died 30th October 1917.     Aged 25.     Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.           Memorial

Son of Alexander and Jessie Skene.


Lance Bombadier Harry Francis SKENE, 1547372, 43 Battery, 61st Light AA Regiment, Royal Artillery

Died on 29th January 1942.     Aged 25.     Remembered on the Alamein Memorial.

Son of Francis and Mary Skene.


Private Henry SKENE, B/55765, Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, RCIC.

Died on 14th August 1944.       Age 22.     Buried at Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers.       stone

Son of Willie Skene and Josephine Skene (nee Berrouard) of Lac Edouard, Portneuf Co, Quebec.


Second Lieutenant Ian SKENE MC, 6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (Territorial)

Died of wounds on 13th April 1918.    Aged 26.     Buried at Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery.

Son of Alexander and Margaret Skene of Avondow, Aberdeenshire.


Private J G SKENE, 1869, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Died on 11th April 1916.     Age 23.     Buried at Arbroath Eastern Cemetery.

Son of Mr & Mrs Skene of 3 Ogilvy Place, Arbroath.


Rifleman James SKENE, R/14375, 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

Died on 6th May 1917.    Age 27.
Buried at Hibers Trench Cemetery, Warlencourt.    stone  

Son of James Skene of Blackburn; husband of Mary Elizabeth Skene of 18 Joseph St, Blackburn

Born and enlisted Blackburn.


Private James Geddes SKENE, S/41227, 1st/7th (Fife) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) (Territorial)

Died on 11th May 1918.    Age 20.   Buried at Roclincourt Military Cemetery.    stone

Born Gamrie.    Enlisted Aberdeen.


Lieutenant James Henry SKENE, 4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) (Territorial)

Died 14th July 1916.    

 Remembered on the Loos Memorial.          Memorial


Private John Skene, 2614, 7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders

Died 14th October 1915.    (Not recorded by CWGC)

Born Leochal Cushnie.   Enlisted Coldstone.


Gunner John SKENE, QX17034, A.I.F. 2nd/10th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery

Died on 4th December 1944.     Aged 29.    Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

Son of John and Annie Skene of Wooloowin, Queensland.


Driver John Alexander Forbes SKENE, T/161743, Royal Army Service Corps

Died on 26th October 1944.     Buried at Ashford (Bybrook) Cemetery.


Stoker John Leslie SKENE, 1505, H.M.S. Bulwark, Royal Naval Reserve.

Died on 26th November 1914.    Remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.          Memorial


Private Joseph SKENE, 202161, 1st/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

Died on 20th September 1917.     Aged 19.     Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Son of William and Anna Skene of Mid-Anguston, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire.

Born Maryculter.    Enlisted Aberdeen. 


Lieutenant Joseph Leo SKENE, 3rd A.F.A. Brigade, Australian Field Artillery

Died on 12th December 1915.     Aged 25.     Buried at Shrapnel Valley Cemetery.

Son of Andrew and Mary Skene; husband of M K Skene of Boondara Grove, St Kilda East, Victoria. Native of Hawthorn.


Major Nigel Robert Mackie SKENE, H.M.S. Avenger, Royal Marines.

Died on 15th November 1942.     Remembered at the Lee-on-Solent Memorial.          Memorial


Private Pat (Peter) SKENE, S/14390, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).

Died on 25th October 1918.    Age 20.    Buried at Harlebeke New British Cemetery.   stone

Son of Mrs Margaret Skene of 51 St Swithin St, Aberdeen and the late Andrew Skene.    Born at Tarland, Aberdeenshire.     Enlisted Aberdeen.


Private Robert SKENE, S/25755, 1st/6th (Perthshire) Battalion , Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) (Territorial).

Died on 24th October 1918.        Age 19.     Buried at Thiant Communal Cemetery.    stone

Born Brechin.    Enlisted Dundee. 


Second Lieutenant Robin Reginald SKENE, Royal Flying Corps.

Died on 12th August 1914.        Buried at Send (St Mary's) Churchyard.    stone

Son of Felix and Jane Elizabeth Skene.


Captain Stanley Donald SKENE MC, Intelligence Officer, 15th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt).

Died on 10th October 1918.    Age 34.    Buried at Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery.    stone

Son of Alexander and Jessie Skene; husband of Edna W Skene of Calgary. Born Elgin, Ontario.


Serjeant Thomas SKENE, 2876335, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

Died on 21st September 1944.     Aged 32.    Remembered on the Singapore Memorial.         Memorial

Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Skene; husband of Helen Skene of Kirktown, Inverness-shire.


Private William SKENE, 27009, B Company, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.

Died on 25th October 1918.        Age 19.     Remembered on the Basra Memorial.

Son of William and Ann Marr Skene of Knowhead, Cushnie, Alford, Aberdeenshire

Born Locheil.    Enlisted Glasgow.


Private William SKENE, H/20708, Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.

Died on 15th April 1944.    Buried at Yokohama War Churchyard.


Private William W SKENE, 202925, 1st/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

Died of wounds on 20th July 1918.    
Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.      stone

Born Cruden.    Enlisted Aberdeen.



Lieutenant Alexander SKENE-SMITH, 22nd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Died on 9th October 1917.     Aged 31.      Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery.       stone

Son of Daniel Barr Smith and Jane Morton Lochhead; husband of Marie G Skene-Smith of 12 Terregles Avenue, Pollockshields. Native of Johnstone, Renfrew.


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