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Private Alfred SLADE, G4638, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or since, 5th May 1915.

Born Winchmore Hill, Buckinghamshire, son of Alfred & Caroline Slade, Winchmore Hill, Amersham, Buckinghamshire.


1911 Census - Winchmore Hill, near Amersham, Buckinghamshire - Alfred Slade, head, age 48, married, chair polisher, worker, born Coleshill Parish, Bucks; Caroline Slade, wife, age 46, married 26 years, 16 children, 10 still alive, born Amersham Parish, Bucks; Kate Slade, daughter, age 26, single, beading, worker, at home, born Penn Parish, Bucks; Marion Slade, daughter, age 17, single, beading, worker, at home, born Penn Parish, Bucks; Frank Slade, son, age 19, single, chair staining, worker, born Penn Parish, Bucks; Alfred Slade, son, age 15, single, farm labourer, worker, born Penn Parish, Bucks; Hilda Slade, daughter, 12, school, born Penn Parish, Bucks; Evelyn Slade, daughter, age 9,  school, born Penn Parish, Bucks; Blanche Slade, daughter, age 8,  school, born Penn Parish, Bucks; Norman Slade, son, age 1, born Amersham Parish, Bucks.


Enlisted  Marlow, Buckinghamshire, age 19 years & 1 month, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 123lbs.  Resided Winchmore Hill, Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Formerly carter.

Home, 23rd November 1914 to 21st April 1915; BEF, 22nd April 1915 to 5th May 1915.

23rd November 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th February 1915, inattention on parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 22nd April 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd April 1915, 5 Infantry Base Depot; 25th April 1915, joined Battalion, "A" Company, In the Field; 5th May 1915, posted missing.


26th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, Mr Alfred Slade, Winchmore Hill, near Amersham; Mother, Caroline Slade, Winchmore Hill, near Amersham; Brothers - Arthur Slade, age 34, Winchmore Hill, near Amersham; Frank Slade, age 27, Winchmore Hill, near Amersham; Norman Slade, age 9, Winchmore Hill, near Amersham; Sisters - Mrs Kate Bleach, age 35, No.7. Westbourne Road, Bedford, Beds; Mrs Lily Hedges, age 29, Clure?, Windsor; Marion Slade, age 25, Burkes Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks; Hilda Slade, age 20, Winchmore Hill, near Amersham; Evelyn Slade, age 17, Dilcuaha? Lee, on the Solent; Blanche Slade, age 16, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, Bucks;

All of the following entries have been crossed through - Grandparents - Mr James Slade, Red Lane?, Knotty Green; Mre Delhia Slade, Red Lane?, Knotty Green; Uncles / Aunts - Charles Slade, age 59, Winchmore Hill; Thomas Slade, age 57, ????? bridge; Albert Slade, age 54, Winchmore Hill; Alice Gertrude Berry, age 56, Winchmore Hill; Alice Hooks? Hexa?, age 42, Winchmore Hill.


Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Belgium / Winchmore Hill War Memorial.


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