William Slawson

Personal Details

Born: 10 August 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 20 August the same year at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the eldest of eight children born to Moses Slawson, a horse breaker, and his wife Hannah, nee Onslow.  He married Mary Allman in 1903 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. No children can be found for the couple.

Residence: In 1881 the family were living in Venables Yard, Whitchurch and 1891 in Jones`s Yard, Whitchurch. By 1911 and now married his address was 5 Alkington Road, Whitchurch. He continued to live here until at least 1939.

Employment: On his Attestation in 1900 his occupation was a horse breaker, but on the 1911 Census and the 1939 Register he is described as a general labourer.

Died: In 1951 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Military Details

Reason for Discharge: Demobilised

Other Information: He joined The Imperial Yeomanry in 1900 (no 15311), serving in South Africa during the Second Boer War.

Other military details not known

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