Alfred Slater was the son of John and Mary Slater of 3 Union Street, Netherton. He volunteered for the Worcester Territorials and joined the 2/7th Battalion in the 59th Division. They arrived on the Western Front in 1916 and in the Summer of 1917 were transferred to Flanders in order to join the fierce Third Battle of Ypres. In August they took over trenches near St. Julien beside the river Steenbeek and were engaged in three actions in 10 days. The first on the 16th failed, the second on the 20th, with the help of seven tanks, succeeded but the last took place in continuous heavy rain on the night of the 26th August. There were many casualties and among those killed in action was Corporal Alfred Slater. He was 37 years of age and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot and Dudley Memorials.
Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley
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