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Howard Bentley SLATER

Regimental number4576
Date of birth15 April 1893
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolFlinders Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCompositor
Address250 Gillies Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight106 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Slater, 250 Gillies Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Discharge date15 November 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3911 Pte Stanley Gordon SLATER, 10th Bn, killed in action, 23-25 July 1916; 3606 Pte Leslie Walter SLATER, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded, West Oeke Ridge, 1 October 1917; invalided to Graylingwell War Hospital; commenced return to Australia on board HTA30, 5 April 1918; disembarked from HT 'Borda', Melbourne, 30 May 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (wounded), Adelaide, 15 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 February 1925
Age at death31
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 7 East, Grave No. 8), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SLATER Howard Bentley

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