Born: 23 December 1885 in Tushingham, Cheshire.
Family: He was the second of four children born to Thomas Skerratt, a labourer, and his wife Frances. The 1939 Register indicates that he was single at that time.
Residence: He lived in Tushingham until at least 1939.
Employment: Farm labourer & County Council road worker
Died: June 1952, aged 66, in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Service Number: 13382
Date of Enlistment: 9 September 1914
Date of Discharge: 26 December 1917
Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit for war service
Other Information: William received gunshot wounds to the head and hip.