Stanley Harold Slater 24 August 1918

Stanley Harold Slater was a Barnwell boy, born in Sutton, near Peterborough in July 1899, and was brought up with his parents, William and Elizabeth at 24 Barnwell. 

He came up to Laxton School just weeks after the start of war in 1914 and left at Easter 1916 aged 16. He was a private in the Royal Fusiliers and was killed on the Somme on 24th August 1918 aged 19. He is buried in Bagneux British Cemetery in Gezaincourt. 

On his headstone, his mother chose the words: “In the midst of life, we are in death”.

C Pendrill
Yarrow Fellow