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  • Photograph was published on 8th December 1914 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Sneinton Nottingham
He was born about 1888. The two notices of his death in the local paper (November and December 1914) give two different home addresses: 5 Holland Yard, Pierrpont Street, Sneinton, and Manvers Street, also in Sneinton.
He was an iron moulder when he enlisted in the Army on 28 January 1907
27 Oct 1914
156208 - CWGC Website
9092
5 Holland Yard, Pierrpont Street, Sneinton, Nottingham
Corporal
2nd Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
He enlisted in the army on 28 January 1907 and at the time of the 1911 (Military) Census he was serving with the 1st Battalion KOYLI in China/Hong Kong. It is likely that he was still a regular soldier when war broke out; he served in Western France from 10 August 1914 and was killed in action just over two months later. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial (Panel Reference 31). He qualified for the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 29 November 1914: ‘Slack. Killed in action October 27th, Corporal A Slack KOYLI, 5 Holland Yard, Pierrepont Street.' Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 8 December 1914: 'Cpl A Slack, Yorkshire Light Infantry, Manvers Street, Nottingham, killed in action October 27th.' He made a will in favour of his mother, Mrs E Slack, who was his sole legatee.
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  • Photograph was published on 8th December 1914 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Albert Slack - Photograph was published on 8th December 1914 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918