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Vincent SLINGER

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Surname: SLINGER

Forename(s): Vincent

Place of Birth: Ingleton, Yorkshire

Service No: 265583

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 29

Date of Death: 1918-11-22

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XI. D. 13.

CWGC Cemetery: TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: INGLETON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Vincent Slinger was the son of John and Ann Slinger, née Kidd. John was born at Ingleton, Yorkshire and Ann at Kendal, Westmorland. Vincent was the uncle of Private Syril Tomlinson (1690) (q.v.) and step-brother of L/Corporal Ernest Richardson (21338) (q.v.) as his father had married Elizabeth Richardson in 1914. Vincent was also related to Private Thomas Morphet Slinger (41230) (q.v.).

1891 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: Main Street - Vincent Slinger, aged 1 year, born Ingleton, son of John and Ann Slinger.

1901 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: Main Street - Vincent Slinger, aged 11 years, born Ingleton, son of John and Annie Slinger.

1911 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: Ingleborough Hotel - Vincent Slinger, aged 23 years, born Ingleton. [Vincent was employed by William Fisher, Hotel Keeper.]

The British Army Service Record for Vincent Slinger exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte V. Slinger, 2496; 265583, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 14.4.15. Died 22.11.18.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Vincent Slincer [sic], 265583, 1/6 W. Rid. R. Died 22.11.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Vincent Slinger, 265583, 6/W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 22.11.18 France. Pneu. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - John £34 9s. 10d.

A short biography of Vincent is included in: ‘The Ingleton War Memorial, 1914-18, 1939-45’ by Andrew Brooks (2005).

See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).

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Private Vincent SLINGER

Private Vincent SLINGER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Surname: SLINGER

Forename(s): Vincent

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 265583

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 1st/6th Bn.

Age: 29

Awards:

Died Date: 22/11/1918

Additional Information: Son of John and the late Ann Slinger, of Albion House, Ingleton, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THE LABOURER'S TASK IS O'ER CHRIST SHALL GUARD HIM WELL)

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Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

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Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

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Courtesy of Colin Chadwick, Harrogate

Ingleton Cemetery

Ingleton Cemetery

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Ingleton Cemetery

Ingleton Cemetery

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17 March 1916

INGLETON – A Patriotic Family

Mr.and Mrs. John Slinger (Albion House, Ingleton) are to be congratulated on the part their children are playing in the war. They have nine sons, 3 sons-in-law, three grandsons, two grandsons-in-law, and several nephews now or recently serving in His Majesty’s Forces. Their names are:–

Private Sinnet Slinger (6th Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment), now time expired; Private Ernest Slinger (6th Duke of Wellington’s W.R.R.); Private Vincent Slinger (6th Duke of Wellington’s W.R.R.); Private John Slinger (Yorkshire Hussars); Lance-Corporal Herbert Moorey (Military Mounted Police); Pte. Cyril [Syril] Tomlinson (6th Duke of Wellington’s W.R.R.), who has made the supreme sacrifice, having been killed in Belgium; Private Charles Tomlinson (6th Duke of Wellington’s W.R.R.); Private Percy Tomlinson (6th Duke of Wellington’s W.R.R.); Private Edward Tomlinson (6th Duke of Wellington’s W.R.R.); Lance-Corporal Herbert Routledge (8th Leeds Rifles), gassed in Belgium; Private Albert Jowett (6th Duke of Wellington’s W.R.R.), invalided home from the Front; Private Thomas Richardson (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2nd Battalion) now time expired, who has served at the Front since the outbreak of war without a scratch; Private George Richardson (Royal Garrison Artillery); Private Edward Richardson (Yorkshire Light Infantry); Private Walter Richardson (Yorkshire Light Infantry); Lance-Corporal Ernest Richardson (Yorkshire Light Infantry), wounded at Loos on September 26th with a bullet through the neck; and Private Herbert Hogg (West Yorkshire Regiment). Of the seventeen mentioned, fourteen have already seen active service, one (Private Edward Tomlinson) is a grandfather, and one of his sons has given his life for his country, and the other two are in training for the Front. Mr. Slinger who is nearing the three score years and ten, was himself a Volunteer in the old days. A keen sportsman, he is one of the best shots and one of the best anglers in the Ingleton district. In spite of his years, he is very active and thinks nothing of a day spent on the fells and moors with gun and dog.

19 May 1916

INGLETON – Home on Furlough

Amongst those who have been home on furlough this week from the front are Pte. Jack Tomlinson, grandson of Mrs. Tomlinson, Thacking Cottages; Pte. Vincent Slinger, son of Mr. John, Slinger, Albion House; and Pte. John Wadeson, son of Sergeant J. H. Wadeson, High Street. Sergeant Wadeson has also been home for the weekend from Clipston Camp.

Amongst those home on leave from the Front is Pte. Richard Preston, son of Mr. John Preston, fruiterer and fishmonger. Pte. Frank Dixon, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Dixon, who joined the King’s Own, has been wounded in the face with shrapnel and also in the leg. Sergeant Joseph Barker (Leeds Pals), son of the late Mr. James Barker, has been wounded in the foot. He also had a miraculous escape, being struck in the back with a bomb, which fortunately did not explode. Lieutenant Joseph Barritt, Dale Bank, is in a base hospital suffering from shell shock. Lieutenant Ernest Walling (Leeds Rifles), eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Walling, Ferncliffe, has been promoted to the rank of temporary captain.

18 May 1917

INGLETON – War Items

During the week the following soldiers have been home on leave, some from the front and some from camps in England:– Lieut. W.A. Mackenzie, younger son of Dr. Mackenzie, J.P., Broadwood; Ptes. Ernest Slinger and Vincent Slinger, sons of Mr. John Slinger, Albion House; Pte. James Barker, grandson of Mr. John Bradshaw, Wilson Wood; Pte. John Metcalfe, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Metcalfe, Main Street; Pte. James Thompson, Bruntscar; Pte. Chris Sykes; and Pte. R. Hesleton, second son of Mr. T. Heselton, Slatenber.

08 February 1918

INGLETON – Soldiers on leave

During the past week, the following have been on leave:– Major G. Mackenzie, M.C., and Capt. W.A. Mackenzie, the two sons of Dr. Mackenzie; 2nd Lieut. G. Walling, Sergt. R. Dodgson, M.M., and Private Fred Foster, C. Tomlinson, V. Slinger, W. Bradley, E. Saul, J. Akrigg and A. Staveley.

29 November 1918

INGLETON – Ingleton Soldier Dies In France

Mr. John Slinger; Albion House, Ingleton, has received the sad news that his son, Private Vincent Slinger, died of bronchial pneumonia in the General Hospital at Boulogne on the 22nd inst. Private Slinger had been all through the war, and was on his way home, on leave when he was attacked by the fatal malady. Mr. Slinger has had four sons serving with H.M. Forces, besides several grandsons, sons-in-law, &c., and he had previously had one of his grandsons killed in action.

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04 Septetmber 1914

INGLETON – THE WAR: NATIONAL RESERVISTS CALLED UP

Whatever other parts of the district have done, it can be truthfully stated that Ingleton has responded loyally to the country’s call to arms. The population of Ingleton, and those of Chapel-le-dale, is under thirteen hundred, and out of that number sixty have joined the service either at the Front or for home defence. At the first call, 45 Territorial and Reserve men went out, and of this number a very large proportion volunteered for Foreign Service. The second class National Reservists who have been called out on two occasions, only to receive backword, have at the third time of asking had to present themselves at headquarters, and on Wednesday morning, the 3rd inst., these second class Reservists, under the age of 45, received a rousing send off when they left by the 8.55 a.m. train for Skipton. The names of those who went were H. Slinger, C. Sears, E. Tomlinson, J. Robinson, T. Fletcher, J. Saul, W. Metcalfe and E. Jones, who were accompanied by V. Slinger and A. Jowett. In addition to those there left on Monday and Tuesday Messrs. J. Tomlinson, A. Saul, J. Brown, and R. Clapham, all of whom were accepted, in fact only one has been refused out of those who have presented themselves. The one who was not accepted being maimed. For the past fortnight, Mr. R.D. Metcalfe, Ingleborough Café, Ingleton, and Captain John Upton, Ingmire Hall, Sedbergh, who were appointed by Government to purchase horses for active service, have secured considerably over 100 horses within the radius of 15 miles of Ingleton. In the early days of their march remounting was their objective, but latterly draught horses were required. Good prices were paid for suitable animals. During last week the employees of the New Ingleton Colliery collected £9 17s. 7d. on behalf of the Prince of Wales’ Relief Fund.

01 April 1915

INGLETON

THE DEATH OF MISS ANNIE GUDGEON SLINGER

The death has occurred of Miss Annie Gudgeon Slinger, youngest daughter of Mr. John Slinger of Albion House, Ingleton, at the comparatively early age of 32 years. The deceased, who for some time past has resided in Leeds, was taken ill about a week ago, and despite every attention she succumbed on Thursday, the 26th, death being due to pleuro-pneumonia. The deceased was of a particularly bright and cheerful disposition, and was well known in many places outside of Ingleton. The interment took place at the Ingleton Cemetery on Monday, the first portion of the burial service being read in St. Mary’s Parish Church. The coffin was carried into the church by four of her brothers and two nephews, all of whom are serving their King and country, in fact, the number of near relatives serving the colours total up to over a score. The service was taken by Rev. R. Crane, Vicar of Thornton-in-Lonsdale, in the absence of the Vicar of Ingleton, who is ill.

[The above article refers to the sister of Pte. Vincent Slinger, who died on the 22nd November 1918.]

15 June 1917

INGLETON

OVER FROM FRANCE – During the past week Pte. Vince Slinger, fifth son of Mr. John Slinger, of Albion House, has been over after an absence in France of 13 months. Pte. Slinger is one of four brothers serving, and took part in the Battle of Messiness, about which he can give graphic accounts. He looks remarkably well, and is in the best of spirits. He is an officer’s man attached to General Plumer’s staff. Pte. W. Ross, son of Mrs. Ross, manageress at the Ingleton Steam Laundry, is also on 10 days’ leave, he being also from the trenches.

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