SLATER, Joseph [of Worksop]

Photo:Joseph Slater in The Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914 - 1918

Joseph Slater in The Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914 - 1918

Picture the Past image - Worksop Guardian, Sissons & Son Ltd.

Worksop Guardian 28 April 1916


Private Joseph Slater


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 Worksop, 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, a 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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