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Regimental number1809
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
Address104 Wendouree Parade, Ballara, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, George Slater, 6 Lambeth Place, East St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date17 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. took part in the attack on STORMY TRENCH north east of GUEUDECOURT on the night of 11th/12th February, 1917, and took one prisoner. He had charge of a party detailed to construct one of the barricades, which he did in remarkably quick time and most effectively and later took charge of a wiring party in front of the new position. This N.C.O.'s work was conspicuous for its excellence and the coolness with which he carried out all whilst under heavy fire from the enemy. His example greatly encouraged his men to strenuous efforts on their part.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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