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10582   Corporal James Sleator
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/10/1896
Died: 01/12/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 19
James Sleator was the son of George and Emma Jane Sleator. He was born 30th October 1896 in Markethill, County Armagh. He was one of at least ten children. Jamesí father had retired from the Royal Irish Constabulary. The 1911 census records George as living and working with the Robinson family who had a store on the Main Street in Augher. James Sleator enlisted in Omagh while he was living in Augher with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Corporal James Sleator died of wounds at Bois-Guillaume on 1st December 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery
  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-D-7A
CWGC Casualty 121465
Bois-Guillaume is a north-eastern suburb of Rouen, on the main road to Neufchatel. A CWGC signpost is on the road (D928) to Neufchatel at the street corner near the Mairie (Town Hall). Turn left here, and then take the second left into the Rue de la Mare des Champs. The Cemetery is on the right hand side of the road. Locally, the Communal Cemetery is known as the Cimitere de la Mare des Champs.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - South West Face - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Clogher
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 155
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Sleator family Lists James Sleator as age 4 living with the family at house 106 in Templemore Street, Pottinger, Down
2 1911 Census lists James Sleator Lists James Sleator as age 14 living at house 50 in Main Street, Augher
3 Photo of James Sleator's headstone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Private James Welsh Cousin of Corporal James Sleator
6 Private Robert Yule Cousin of Corporal James Sleator
7 Rifleman James McKeown Cousin of Corporal James Sleator
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of James Sleator's headstone can be purchased here.
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