Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Slater, John Elwyn - 2nd Lieutenant

(No soldier photo available)
5th Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Killed in Action,
3rd May 1917
Commemorated Arras Memorial.

Lieut. John E. Slater, only surviving son of Mr. J.S. Slater, of Lytham formerly of Belgrave house, Bury Road, Haslingden, and of the firm of J.S. Slater and Co., Syke Mill, Haslingden, is reported as wounded and missing.  Before enlistment he was in the commercial department at Syke Mill.
He has for some years been a member of Haslingden Social Club, and enjoys a high popularity in the town.  He was a close personal friend of Corporal John Hindle, of the Accrington Pals, son of Mr. George Hindle, manager, Haslingden Commercial Manufacturing Co., who was posted as missing in July of last year, and has since been regarded as killed.  
Lieut. Slater trained with the Artists Training Corpos, of London, and last year, just before going out married Miss Mary Ellen Fielding, daughter of the late Mr. Geo. Fielding, of Beaconsfield Street.