Clement Slater

Clement Harrop Slater, Regimental No: 49645,  was born in 1890, the fourth son of Charles Slater and Mary Emma Johnson who lived in Nether Alderley.  His older brother James Slater also appears on the War Memorial.

He married Elizabeth Nield on 19th May 1909, and had three children, Clement Nield, Doris and Eric, and the family lived at Springfield Farm in Great Warford.

He attested on 11th December 1915  and became part of the 7th Cheshire Regiment. He was part of the British Expeditionary Force in 1916. On 21st December 1916 he was wounded in action, suffering a shrapnel injury to his left knee.  He endured numerous bouts of scabies whilst in the field, and later suffered an injury to his right ankle.

In 1922, he was awarded the British War Medal for serving in a theatre of war, or rendering service overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918.

He was awarded the Victory Medal for service in an operational theatre between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. It was issued to individuals who received the 1914 and 1914-15 Stars and to most individuals who were issued the British War Medal.

He died in 1966.

 

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