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Born: 1897, Bingley
Died: 30 September 1918
Buried: Brie British Cemetery, Somme
Address: 29 Bradford Road, Shipley
Parents: Walter & Kate, nee Gelder
Siblings: George, Walter
Rank: Lieut
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley; Bradford Grammar School
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Philip Sydney Slicer
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Lieut Philip S Slicer, RGA, who died of wounds received in action on 30th September, was the younger son of the late Mr Walter Slicer, wine and spirit merchant, Bingley, and Mrs Slicer, 29 Bradford Road, Shipley. Before enlisting he was a scholar at the Bradford Grammar School and gave promise of a brilliant future, gaining an open mathematical scholarship at Brasenose College, Oxford. He was about to enter into residence at Oxford when he was called up. He joined as a cadet and was subsequently gazetted to a battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery with which he was serving when he was wounded. His officer commanding, who visited him in hospital, writes: “He was one of my best subalterns and I recommended him for the Military Cross. He well deserved it. He was as brave as a lion and always quiet and unassuming and was much loved by his brother officers.” His elder brother, Sec-Lieut Walter Gordon Slicer was killed in action on 13th April last. Shipley Times & Express 11 October 1918
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