WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter S. 

Arnold Hughes Slater

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:A.A Reserve Brigade
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Garrison Artillery
How Died:Influenza
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Sale Cemetery
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born on the 11th November 1892, the birth being registered during the
December quarter 1892 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/185, the youngest
son of Joseph Hughes & Emma Slater.  Christened at the Wesleyan Chapel,
School Road, Sale on the 19th December 1899.

By 1888, the family had moved from Newton Heath, Manchester to Rivershill,
Ashton upon Mersey, and was probably where Arnold was born.

1901 Census - 8 Stanley Mount, Sale.   Son - aged: 3 - born: Ashton on
Mersey.    Head of household - Joseph H. Slater - Married - aged: 51 - occ:
Grey Cloth Salesman - born: Bury, Lancashire.     Also Emma Slater - Wife -
aged: 50 - born: Salford.     Plus 6 elder sisters and 2 elder brothers.

His father who was a member of the Ashton upon Mersey District Council,
died during the December quarter 1904 - aged: 54.

1911 Census - Stanley House, Stanley Mount, Sale.    Son - aged: 18 - occ:
Unemployed - born: Ashton on Mersey.     Head of household - Emma Slater -
Widow - aged: 60 - born: Salford.     Plus - 4 elder sisters and 1 elder

When the "new" Boy Scouts Movement was founded in 1908, Arnold joined the
1st Brooklands Pack, aged: 15.

Employed in the Cloth Trade as was his father.

WO363 - Enlisted at Sale on the 4th February 1916.  He was recorded as
being aged 23 years, 92 days and employed as an Assistant Cloth Salesman,
residing at Stanley House, Sale.   He was 5 feet 6 inches in height, he
weighed 149 lb and his chest measurements were 35 to 38 1/2 inches, with
his development described as Muscular.   He was mobilized on the 24th May
1916 and posted to Home based Anti-Aircraft Training at Fort Brockhurst,
Gosport on the 25th May 1916.   At the end of June 1916, he was posted to
the Humber Estuary for anti-aircraft duties against the Zeppelins air
raids.  In October he was posted to Shoeburyness, near Southend, Essex.  

On the 11th April 1918, he was charged with being Absent from Parade and
received 1 day's C.B. (Confined to Barracks).   By June 1918, he was
serving on the Isle of Wight protecting the Portsmouth and Southampton
districts from enemy aircraft when he contracted Influenza.

Admitted to hospital on the 4th July with a Pneumonia temperature of 105.5
with a pulse of 160 and respiration of 52.   His sputum was typical
Pneumonia and "rusty".   On the 5th, he was considered to be much the same,
but gets periodic attacks of Dyspnoea and Cyanosis.   He was slightly
improved in the morning of the 6th, but Dyspnoea and Cyanosis increased
towards mid-day in spite of inhalation of Oxygen.    Administered Champagne
and Brandy, etc.  100 gr of Digitalin given at 12.30 pm and death recorded
at 1.45 pm.

Died of Influenza at 1.45 pm on the 6th July 1918 in the Pneumonia Hospital
at the Parkhurst Military Hospital, Isle of Wight and buried in the family
grave at Sale on the 11th July 1918 - Burial No. 15,659.  His brother -
Ernest Slater had recently moved from Stanley Mount to 28 Marsland Road,

Death reported in the 12/07/1918 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Commemorated on the 1st Brooklands Scout Hut Memorial, Walton Park, Raglan
Road, Sale.

Memorials found on:
Sale Wesleyan
1st Brooklands Scouts
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