The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H Slater


Private Harry SLATER, 205529, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 10th August 1917.

18th May 1887, born Keighley,Yorkshire, son of Hubert & Emeline Slater.

29th May 1888, St Mary, Eastwood, Keighley, Yorkshire, baptism of Harry Slater, son of Hubert, (mechanic) & Emeline Slater, Ainsworth? Eastwood.

25th August 1908, Parish Church, Keighley, Yorkshire, Harry Slater, age 21, bachelor, grinder, 38 Carey? Lane, father Hubert Slater, mechanic, married Sarah *Elizabeth Emmott, age 24, spinster, twister?, 66 Leeds Street, father Walter Emmott, deceased, cab driver.  *born 4th June 1888.

Children - Elizabeth Ann Slater, born 18th November 1908, Keighley Yorkshire; 6th July 1910, St Andrew, Keighley Yorkshire, baptism of Elizabeth Ann Slater, (born 18th November 1909), daughter of Harry, (labourer) & Sarah Elizabeth Slater, 101 West Lane, Keighley Yorkshire.

6th July 1910, St Andrew, Keighley Yorkshire, baptism of Millie Slater, (born 15th February 1910), daughter of Harry, (labourer) & Sarah Elizabeth Slater, 101 West Lane, Keighley Yorkshire.

1911 Census - 101 West Lane, Keighley Yorkshire - Harry Slater, head, age 23, married, labourer at paper tube works, worker, born Keighley, Yorkshire; Sarah Slater, wife, age 22, married 2 years, 2 children, both still alive, twister Worsted Yarn spinning, woollen mill, worker, born Keighley, Yorkshire; Elizabeth Ann Slater, daughter, age 2, born Keighley, Yorkshire; #Millie Slater,  daughter, age 1, born Keighley, Yorkshire.

#1911 June, Keighley Yorkshire, died age 1.

Children - Walter Slater, born 17th August 1911, Keighley Yorkshire; Mary Jane Slater, born 12th June 1917, Keighley Yorkshire.

 Enlisted Keighley, Yorkshire, age 29 years & 7 months, height 4ft 11½ inches, weight 93lbs, contracted little finger right hand due to injury, development poor.  Resided 101 West Lane, Keighley Yorkshire. Formerly warehouseman.

Home, 19th December 1916 to 2nd July 1917; BEF, 3rd July 1917 to 10th August 1917.

19th December 1916, enlisted & posted 23rd Provisional Battalion, Service No 20884; posted Durham Light Infantry, Service No.351109; 3rd July 1917, posted BEF; 4th July 1917, embarked Folkestone; 4th July 1917, Boulogne disembarked; 21st July 1917, transferred to the 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th August 1917, posted missing.

5th May 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 28/- a week will cease.

6th May 1918, pension of 29/7 a week awarded to widow and three children.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. / Keighley Yorkshire Roll of Honour

NOTE: Soldiers Died in the Great War give date of death as 10th August 1917; CWGC web site shows 19th August 1917.

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