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Henry Langton Skrine

Henry Langton Skrine was born on the 12th November 1880, the only son of colonel Henry Mills Skrine and Lady Mary Skrine of Warleigh and Claverton Manors. Educated at Eton and Balliol, he was gazetted into the Somerset Light Infantry in 1906. On 7th October 1914 he married Ferdinanda Anna Josephine d'Orgeva. His father was a well-known local figure and JP, being at one time the chairman of Weston (Bath) Magistrates' Court. Upon his father's death in 1915 Henry (junior) inherited the Warleigh and Claverton properties, together with family possessions in Cookham and Maidenhead.

Henry Langton Skrine fought in WW1 as a Captain in the 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He died in action at Railway Wood near Bellewaarde Farm, east of Ypres, on the 25th September 1915. He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.





Source: January 2004 Paper presented to Bathford Society by James Cantello
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