Granville Arthur Skipwith

Granville Arthur Skipwith IWM

Title: Granville Arthur Skipwith IWM
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Granville was born in 1893 in Tunbridge Wells. Prior to the First World War he lived with his family at Loversall Hall. At the outbreak of war, he was already in the army and served with the Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action on 16 June 1915 during an attack on Bellvaarde Farm, near Ypres, Belgium. Major Butler who served with him stated that he gave his life to ‘save the 72nd Battery.’ Granville’s battery were being shelled by their own guns, and he attempted to signal to them using flags to lengthen their range. He was hit by shrapnel and killed instantaneously, a day before his 22nd birthday.

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