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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Wolstanton
Joseph Slater was born in 1884 and baptised on 9th February 1887 at Wolstanton, the son of William a potters placer and Catherine Frances Slater née Considine of Wolstanton. William was born in 1853 at Chell, Staffordshire, Catherine Frances Considine was born in 1849 at Manchester, married in 1875 at Wolstanton, they had 7 children. In 1911 the family were living at Woodbine Cottage, The Marsh Wolstanton William is 58 yrs old, he is living with his wife and 4 of his children, Joseph has left the family home.
Railway Goods warehouse employee Great Central Railway Co’s
14 Apr 1916
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Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Joseph Slater enlisted at Worksop whilst residing at Wolstanton, he died on 14th April 1916 and is buried at Wolstanton (St. Margaret) Churchyard, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Plot LH. Row 6. Grave 27.
The obituary of Pte Joseph Slater Worksop Guardian 28 April 1916 Amongst the Great Central Railway Co’s men at Worksop who early answered the country’s call was Joseph Slater, a popular and respected Employee at the goods warehouse. Joseph Slater a native to Wolstanton and was the son of the late William Slater and Mrs Catherine Francis Slater. He came to Worksop some years ago and lodged with Mrs Boole, 6 Meadow Terrace Newcastle Avenue. He was of a most genial disposition, good comrade and a true friend. He was missed by all who knew him, and it is with regret that we have to record his death. He joined the 2nd-8th Sherwood Foresters in September 1914 and was drafted to France, took part in some heavy fighting, and escaped uninjured, but unfortunately the conditions of the trench warfare told upon him, and he was brought back to England and taken to Colchester Hospital, where he died on the 11th inst at the age of 31 years, his remains were interred with military honours at Wolstanon on Thursday, and amongst the wreaths laid upon his grave was one from the Worksop railway men and one from the Newcastle Lodge (Worksop) R.A.O.B. Much sympathy is expressed by Slater’s Worksop friends and relatives on the loss of so capable and promising a soldier.
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Joseph Slater - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett