Slade, E F
EDWARD FRED SLADE
Remembered with honour Chipilly Communal Cemetery: Row E, Grave 1.
He enlisted at King’s Langley, Herts; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 June 1915, and accidentally drowned. Unfortunately, Edward’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Edward in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 21 August 1915 and 28 August 1915; also articles in the Watford Illustrated dated 6 March 1915 and 4 September 1915; plus an In Memoriam from the Grammar School in the issue dated 25 December 1915.
Son of Edward Henry and Kate (nee GAMBY) SLADE of Bedmond, Herts.
His parents married 23 December 1891 at St Lawrence’s, Abbot’s Langley, Herts. Edward died 30 October 1940 aged 71; Kate died 9 May 1958 aged 90; both in Abbot’s Langley.
Edward was born 1893 in Abbot’s Langley, and baptised 5 February 1893 at St Lawrence’s, Abbot’s Langley. He attended Watford Grammar School from September 1905 to December 1907, and worked for the London & North Western Railway as a clerk in the Audit Department, Euston.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Abbot’s Langley, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a railway clerk aged 18, he lived in Bedmond, with his parents and two siblings.
Unit"C" Company, 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
Date of death12*/08/1915
Age at death22
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)