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Regimental number2980
Place of birthOna Island, Tingwall, England
SchoolScalloway Public School, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
AddressFive Dock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Thomas Slater, 'Ivy Cottage', Lerwick, Lower Sound, Shetland Islands, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for one year with the Gordon Highlanders.
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 May 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Cecilia SLATER, Ivy Cottage, Lower Sound, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland
Family/military connectionsNil.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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