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Alfred was born about 1882, the son of John Thomas (Thomas) and Ann/Annie (Eliza Ann/Liza Ann) Slack. Alfred's father was born in Smithy Moor, Derbyshire, and was a miner for most of his working life; his mother was born in Eastwood. In 1911 his parents completed the census that they had been married for 41 years and had had seven children born alive of whom only five were still living. However, eight children were named on the censuses between 1881 and 1911: Mary, William, Elizabeth, Thomas, Joseph, Alfred, Walter and George. In 1881, before Alfred was born, Thomas and Ann were living at 40 Kings Meadow Road, Meadows, Nottingham, with their five children; Mary A (10), William (8), Elizabeth (6), Thomas (4) and Joseph (1). By 1891 they had moved to 30 Kings Meadow Road; their five oldest children were still in the household but they also had three more sons, Alfred (7), Walter (5) and George (3). The family was still living at the same address in 1901 but only four children were at home; Elizabeth, Joseph, Alfred and Walter. Thomas and Ann also had a boarder, the widowed Sarah Stover (61), who may have been a relative of Thomas' as she had also been born in Smithy Moor, Derbyshire. Thomas (67) and Ann (67) had moved to 10 Cromford Street, Nottingham, by 1911; he was now a night watchman and her occupation was described as 'greengrocery shop', although it is not clear whether their residence was 'above the shop'. Only their sons Joseph and Alfred were at home on the night of the census.
In 1901 Alfred was a fishmonger; in 1911 a warehouseman.
20 Jul 1916
155329 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Nottingham and was resident in the Meadows.
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
His mother, Ann/Annie Slack, was his sole legatee
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