Born: 17 October 1880
Family: The third son of Thomas and Emma Slawson of Bevan’s Yard, Yardington, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1905 Robert married Annie Elizabeth Killigrew and together they had 3 children – William, Robert Samuel and Ruby.
Civilian Occupation: He left school and worked as a blacksmith’s labourer; in 1911 he was erecting galvanised sheds and working away from home. In 1939 he was employed as a goods loader.
Residence: In 1939 he was living at 4 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Died: In 1950 aged 69.
Other Information: Brother of Wright Slawson who died of wounds on 13 May 1917 and is commemorated on the Whitchurch Town memorial.
Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Service Number: M/314835
Date of Enlistment: 3 June 1916
Date of Discharge: 5 August 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation
Further information: Robert’s brother, Wright Graves Slawson, lost his life in WW1.