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Born: 1896, Bingley
Died: 13 April 1918
Buried: St Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq
Address: 29 Bradford Road, Shipley
Parents: Walter & Kate, nee Gelder
Siblings: George, Philip
Occupation: Barclays Bank, Bradford
Rank: Sec-Lieut
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley; St Peter’s, Shipley
Regiment: Royal Warwickshire
Walter Gordon Slicer
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Second Lieutenant Walter Gordon Slicer, aged 22 years, who was killed in action on 13th April, was the son of Mrs Slicer of 29 Bradford Road, Shipley, and of the late Mr Walter Slicer, wine and spirit merchant, of Bingley, a prominent Yorkshire Freemason. Employed at Barclay’s Bank, Bradford, Sec-Lieut Slicer enlisted in September 1915 in the Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons and later trained at Oxford for a commission, being gazetted to the Royal Warwickshire Regt, with which unit he was serving when he met his death. He was in an advanced post and, being a first class shot, was acting as a sniper when he was shot through the head by an enemy sniper and killed instantly. His commanding officer writes that he was “a fine officer and his conduct throughout worthy of the highest esteem.” Shipley Times & Express 26 April 1918
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