George Alfred Slater
George Alfred Slater headstone, St. Andrew's Churchyard

George Alfred Slater was the son of Robert Thomas and Margaret Slater of East Ville, Aycliffe. In 1901 census they lived at 59 Bowman Street. George was 10 months old.

Source: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission


SLATER , Private, GEORGE ALFRED, TR5/160067, 53rd Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers. 29 June 1918. Age 18. Son of Robert Thomas Slater, of East Ville, Aycliffe. Grave Ref. North of Church.

George is commemorated on the War Memorial, St. Andrew's Church, Aycliffe, and his brother Charles on the bronze War Memorial Plaque in Brafferton Village Hall.


With kind permission of the Evening Despatch, the Roll of Honour death notice appeared on Monday, 1 July, 1918 and on the next two days. Also the funeral was reported as being the first military funeral that had taken place in the village.


Roll of Honour death notice Monday 1  july, 1918, G. A. Slater G A Slater interred

George is in the 1911 census living with his parents and siblings at 37, Longfield Terrace, Honeypot Lane, Harrogate Hill, Darlington in 4 rooms:

Robert Thomas Slater, age 49, Machinist Driller N.E.R. Iron Works, born Bedale, Yorkshire

Margaret Ann Slater, age 50, married 27 years, 6 children, born Marske, Yorkshire

Robert Corney? Slater, age 25, Tinsmith, N.E.R. Iron Works, born Darlington, Durham

John James Slater, age 23, Tinsmith, N.E.R. IKron Works, born Darlington, Durham

Thomas William Slater, age 21, Boiler Smith N.E.R. Iron Works, born Darlington, Durham

Charles Henry Slater, age 16, Labourer Summersons Foundry Iron, born Darlington, Durham

George Alfred Slater, age 10, at school, born Darlington, Durham.