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Ronald Mortimer Slater

Male 1891 - 1914  (23 years)


  • Name Ronald Mortimer Slater  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • birth registered as Mortimer Slater
    Birth 02 Oct 1891  Sheffield Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    Education abt 1899 - 1904  Windlesham House, Brighton Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Residence Mar 1901  11 Barlows Causeway, Tiverton Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Education abt 1904 - 1909  Wellington College, Crowthorne Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Education abt 1909 - 1910  Sandhurst Find all individuals with events at this location ; Royal Military College  [4
    Occupation Apr 1911  Army Officer, 2nd Lieutenant  [3
    Residence Apr 1911  1 Lionel Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Post/Rank/Title Sep 1914  Lieutenant  [4
    • 1st Battn, Worcestershire Regt
    Death 21 Nov 1914  Merville Hospital, France Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Died of wounds sustained in action  [4, 5, 6
    • Thenceforward for the next few days the 1st Battalion was shelled continuously, and there were several sharp little fights with the enemy's patrols (Casualties during November 16th-19th:-13 killed, 1 officer and 26 other ranks wounded. The officer, 2nd [sic] Lieut. R. M. Slater, a very gallant young subaltern, was mortally wounded and died on the 21st November 1914). [from 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment (1914) accessed 02 Nov 2014]
    • The following account of the circumstances under which he was wounded has been received. "One of his men was lying seriously wounded. Slater went out and brought him in, and was hit on the top of the head by a bullet. For the moment he was dazed, but for the rest of the day he was cheery and bright. When taken to the hosptial at night his case was declared hopeless. He was well spoken of in the regiment as a promising polo player." [Wellington Year Book, 1914]
    Burial abt 21 Nov 1914  Communal Cemetery, Merville, France Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 5
    • Ronald Mortimer Slater. Died 21 November 1914, aged 23. Lieutenant, 1st Bn, Worcestershire Regt. Son of the late Major M. J. Slater (Royal Engineers) and Hilda Slater, of The Vicarage, Chudleigh Knighton, Devon. Merville Communal Cemetery. Grave location I.K.1. [Commonwealth War Graves Commission]
    Probate 22 Mar 1915  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 1,281 11s. 4d.  [6
    • Slater Ronald Mortimer of 1 Lionel-road Bexill-on-Sea Sussex died 21 November 1914 at No. 6 Clearing Hospital H.M. Expeditionary Force France Administration London 22 March [1915] to Hilda Slater widow. Effects 1281 11s. 4d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Ronald-Mortimer Slater, b. 2 Oct., 1891; educ. at Windlesham House, Brighton, Wellington College, and Sandhurst, was gazetted March, 1911, to the 1st Bn. Worcestershire Regt.; promoted to Lieut., Sept., 1914. He died of wounds, 21 Nov., 1914, in Merville Hospital, France, and was buried in the Cemetery at Merville. [Curtis]
    • Lieutenant Ronald Mortimer Slater, 1st Battn. Worcestershire Regiment, who died of wounds on the 21st November, 1914, in France, was the son of the late Major M. J. Slater, R.E., an Old Wellingtonian, and of Mrs. Slater, Lionel Road, Bexhill, and grandson of the late Colonel J. M. Slater, N.L.I. He was born on the 2nd October, 1891, and was educated at Wellington (The Hill), 1905-09, proceeding to R.M.C., Sandhurst, in the latter year. He was gazetted to the Worcestershire Regiment in March, 1911, and was promoted to Lieutenant in September, 1914.
      [Wellington Year Book, 1914]
    Person ID I1732  Tatham | Crew branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 03 Nov 2014 

    Father Mortimer John Slater,   b. 03 Jan 1856, Umballa, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1897, Up Park Camp, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Hilda Tatham,   b. 22 Nov 1861, 26 Talbot Square, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1948, Clarence Nursing Home, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Marriage 04 Feb 1886  St Mary, Teddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 8
    • Feb 4 [1886] at parish church Teddington, by Rev G E Tatham [her 3x cousin 1x removed], Vicar of St Paul's East Mousley, Mortimer John Slater, Royal Engineers son of the late Col MJ Slater 6th BNI, to Hilda, daughter of HE Tatham Esq, 26 Talbot Sq Hyde Park, & Chesfield Teddington. [Times of India, 03 Mar 1886]
    Notes 
    • Apr 1891 2 serv
    Family ID F0158  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 02 Oct 1891 - Sheffield Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1899 - 1904 - Windlesham House, Brighton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 11 Barlows Causeway, Tiverton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1904 - 1909 - Wellington College, Crowthorne Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Royal Military College - abt 1909 - 1910 - Sandhurst Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 1 Lionel Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Died of wounds sustained in action - 21 Nov 1914 - Merville Hospital, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - abt 21 Nov 1914 - Communal Cemetery, Merville, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 1,281 11s. 4d. - 22 Mar 1915 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Ecclesall Bierlow, 4Q1891.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 9

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 19

    4. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    5. [S34] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    6. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    7. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kingston/T, 1Q1886.

    8. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Bull/Archer family tree, 04 Apr 2010.
      website accessed 04 Apr 2010.