Remembered with honour Hooge Crater Cemetery: Plot IV, Row F, Grave 6.
He attested in Brisbane, Queensland, 4 October 1915: a labourer aged 20, 5’3″ tall, C of E; next-of-kin his father of Watford. He embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, 20 April 1916 aboard SS Hawkes Bay. He was wounded and missing in Belgium 20 September 1917, and assumed killed in action. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals.
There is an article about John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 4 May 1918.
Son of William Robert and Adelaide Henrietta (nee HONIG) SLADE of Watford.
His parents married 27 June 1894 at St Matthias, Richmond, Surrey. William died 1937 in Watford aged 69, and was buried 6 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
John was born 12 April 1895 in Richmond, and baptised 19 May 1895 at St Matthias, Richmond. He attended Queen’s Road Boys’ School, Wimbledon, Surrey, from 20 April to 3 July 1903.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Wimbledon, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, possibly a farm labourer aged 15, he lived in Newcastle-in-Emlyn, Cardiganshire.
Date of death20/09/1917
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)