Eric Skeffington Poole (20 January 1885 in Nova Scotia – 10 December 1916), was a Second Lieutenant in the 11th Battalion of the West Yorkshires during the First World War. He was one of only three British officers executed during the war.
After a stay in hospital, suffering from shell shock, he was subsequently convicted of desertion and shot at Poperinghe on 10 December 1916. He is buried in the Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Poole arrived in England in 1905.
- "Poperinghe New Military Cemetery". WW1 Cemeteries.com. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
- Service record of an executed officer: Eric Skeffington Poole
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