Slade, Robert Blackmore (1892-1918)

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    Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

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    Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

    Details: Robert Blackmore Slade (1892-1918), born 25 November 1892 at Swanage, only son of James Robert Slade and Fannie Slade of Brook Dene, 2, Brunstead Place, Westbourne, Bournemouth, formerly of Swanage.

    Attended a preparatory school in Swanage.

    Attended Sherborne School (Harper House) May 1906-July 1908.

    Articled to his father at Swanage, and after passing his Final Law Examination with honours, was admitted a solicitor in March 1914 and taken into partnership with his father.

    WW1, Major in the Royal Garrison Artillery. Joined No.1 Company, Poole, Dorset (T.) in August 1914; went to France and was transferred to 123rd Siege Battery; mentioned in despatches, 1917. Killed on 10 July 1918 in the officers' mess in France, which received a direct hit from a high velocity shell.

    Commemorated at:
    Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, VIII. K. 20 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/584018/SLADE,%20ROBER...

    Swanage War Memorial www.roll-of-honour.com/Dorset/Swanage.html.

    Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Harper House roll of honour. J.R. Slade and Mrs Slade donated £10 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of their son, Major R.B. Slade.

    In a letter of sympathy the N.C.O.'s of his battery wrote that 'Major R.B. Slade was highly appreciated by all on account of the many proofs we have had of his kindness of heart and for the consideration he always shewed to those fortunate enough to be under his command.' The O.C. 81st Brigade said of him, 'He ably commanded a good battery and made it shoot well, dig well, and look well. He was always cheery and helpful.'

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