1st KOSB. Third Ypres (Wijdendrift), 18th August 1917. In spite of a head wound, CSM Skinner led a party of six men to clear three blockhouses, capturing sixty prisoners, three machine guns and two mortars. He was subsequently killed by a sniper’s bullet. Nine VCs from the 29th Division were present at his funeral, six of them acting as pallbearers.
Award gazetted 14th September 1917.Read the citation
from the London Gazette ( 14th September 1917)