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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Nottingham
Harold Underwood Slater was born in 1892 at Nottingham and was the son of William Henry (Harry) a shop keeper and Mary Annie (Marion) Slater née Underwood, of 27, Oliver St., Nottingham. His father William Henry was born in 1863 at the Riddings, Derbyshire, his mother Mary Annie (known as Marion) was born in 1871 at Plumtree they were married in 1891 their marriage was recorded in the Nottingham Registration district, they went on to have the following children, Harold b192 Nottingham, Hilda Mary b1894 Bingham and Constance Clare b1905 Beeston. In the 1911 census the family are .iving at 14 Ossington Street, Radford and are shown as William Henry 49 yrs a fried fish shop keeper, he is living with his wife Marion 40 yrs and their children, Harold 18 yrs a grocers assistant, Hilda Mary 16 yrs a clerk to a lace manufacturer and Constance Clare 6 yrs of age.
In the 1911 census he is a shop keepers assistant.
01 Jul 1916
23
305629 - CWGC Website
265987
Private
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Harold Umderwood Slater enlisted at Nottingham, Service number: 246987 (Sherwood Foresters regimental archive). In the Territorials before the war. He went to France in 1915. Reported missing on first day of the Battle of the Somme 1st July 1916 officially reported dead June 1917. Buried Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers (grave ref II.D.2).
War obituary, All Saints Church News, August 1917: 'Harold Underwood Slater, 27 Oliver Street, Private Sherwood Foresters, aged 23, an only son, was in Territorials previous to the war, went to France in 1915, reported missing July 1st 1916, now officially reported killed.' Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 30 June 1917: SLATER missing July 1st 1916 now reported dead, Private Harold Underwood Slater, Sherwood Foresters, only son of Harry and Mrs Slater, age 23, father, mother, Hilda and Connie (sisters) Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 10 July 1917: SLATER, Private HU Slater, Sherwood Foresters, 27 Oliver Street, Nottingham, missing July 1st now reported killed.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Harold Underwood Slater - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle