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William SLATER

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Surname: SLATER

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 240655

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2/6th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1917-11-20

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. D. 5.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

William Slater was the son of Leon and Frances Slater, née Atkinson. Leon was born at Tideswell, Derbyshire and Frances at Skipton, Yorkshire.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 3, Southey Street - William Slater, aged 4 years, born Skipton, son of Leon and Frances Slater.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William Slater, 2564, 240655, West Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 16 April 1915. D.O.W.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: L/Cpl William Slater, 2564, 1/6 W. York. R.; 240655, 2/6 W. York. R. Died of Wounds 20/11/17.

William is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

SLATER, Corporal William, aged 23, [Barnoldswick], West Yorkshire Regiment, grandson of the late Mr. James, Atkinson’s Yard, Skipton, died in France Nov. 20, 1917.


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

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Surname: SLATER

Forename(s): William


Residence: Bradford, Yorks

Enlisted: Bradford

Number: 240655

Rank: L/Cpl

Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 2/6th Battalion


Died Date: 20/11/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Surname: SLATER

Forename(s): William

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 240655

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit: 2nd/6th Bn.

Age: 21


Died Date: 20/11/1917

Additional Information: Son of Leon and Frances Slater, of 50, Osborne St., Park Lane, Bradford. Native of Skipton, Yorks.

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THE NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918 SECTION 1X BRADFORD (The National Publishing Company)

SLATER, W., Corporal, 1/6th West Yorks. Regt.

Volunteering in September 1914, he was drafted to France in the following April and took part in the Battle of Ypres, and was wounded. Returning to the firing-line on recovery, he served with his unit at St. Eloi, Albert, Vimy Ridge, and was gassed in November 1916 in the Somme Offensive. Sent home suffering from the effects of gas-poisoning, he was under treatment at Leicester War Hospital and in Ireland, and in July 1917 returned to the Western Front, where he fought in the third Battle of Ypres. He was killed in action at Cambrai on November 20th, 1917, and lies buried in the British Cemetery near Combles. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

“His life for his Country.”

50, Osborne Street, Bradford.


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07 December 1917

SLATER – November 20th 1917, in the 21st Casualty Clearing Hospital, France, Corporal Wm. Slater, West Yorks. Regiment, grandson of the late Mr. James Atkinson, Thanet’s Arms Yard, Skipton, aged 21 years.

07 December 1917


We are sorry to hear of the death of Corporal William Slater, West Yorks. Regiment, which occurred on November 20th 1917, at the No. 21 Casualty Clearing Station, France, and whose remains were interred in the grounds attached thereto. Corporal Slater is the son of Mr. Len Slater, of 50, Osborne Street, Horton Lane, Bradford (at one time ticket collector on the Skipton Station) and the grandson of the late Mr. James Atkinson, of Thanet’s Arms Yard, Skipton, in whose house he was born 21 years ago. He responded to the call of his country in September 1914, and after training in England went out to France in March 1915. He had been twice wounded and once gassed, and returned to France to rejoin his regiment in July 1917.


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