Bruce Allan Maclean Skinner

Bruce Allan Maclean Skinner

b: 29 AUG 1927
d: 2002
On 23.1.2012 Ed Purvis of the National Army Museum in Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London emailed me out of the blue as follows:

"Dear Mr Ray-Jones

In 2004 a gentleman called David Goodchild contacted the National Army Museum about his cousin, B. A. M. Skinner who had died intestate two years earlier.

Mr Goodchild acted as Administrator and was in the process of dispersing various memorabilia relating to Lt Gen Skinner. He offered various items to us by purchase or gift and sent us a memoir entitled,
Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his sons (1863: Banks Farrand, Stafford) to help us decide. Coincidently the inside cover has a note from Ann Maclean Skinner (1773-1864) with an introduction from her son.

I am afraid that we have heard nothing from Mr Goodchild since and I wondered whether you may be able to help? Do you know any members of the Skinner's family? I gather there are some relatives in Australia. The Museum would naturally like to return the memoir and it is not our property. His address from 2004 is no longer current.

I know this is perhaps a long shot but any help would be gratefully received!"

I was able to tell him that Bruce Allan Maclean Skinner was born on 29 August 1927, regn district Cambridge, mothers maiden name Goodchild, Register of births Vol no 3B, vol page 622. Also that he was the subject of a death recorded in December 2002 in North Surrey, Register of Deaths volume number 7571C, volume page NSC20.

In 1975, Quarter July-September, a Bruce Skinner married Gladys Corrie, Vol no. 13, vol page 2222, Registration District Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.

I did not obtain certificates for him and was not able to find a website with a family tree which included him.

  • 29 AUG 1927 - Birth - ; Cambridge, England
  • 2002 - Death - ; North Surrey, England
John Allan Cleveland Skinner
19 SEP 1865 - 8 SEP 1925
John Adrian Dudley Skinner
2 SEP 1891 - 30 MAY 1965
Bruce Allan Maclean Skinner
29 AUG 1927 - 2002
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Adrian Dudley Skinner
Birth2 SEP 1891Hornsea, Yorkshire, UK
Death30 MAY 1965
Marriage19 SEP 1916to Norah Goodchild
FatherJohn Allan Cleveland Skinner
MotherAugusta Beatrice Newman
PARENT (F) Norah Goodchild
Marriage19 SEP 1916to John Adrian Dudley Skinner
MBruce Allan Maclean Skinner
Birth29 AUG 1927Cambridge, England
Death2002North Surrey, England