LASLETT, WILLIAM S B
Short Service. For the duration of the War.
G/9191 – Laslett S. Barrett – The Buffs.
William Samuel Barrett Laslett.
76, Clarendon Street, Dover.
Age – 21 years – 121 days.
Trade – Grocer.
Enlisted at Dover 12th December
Next of kin – John Samuel Laslett, 26,
Dudley Road, Folkestone – Father.
(Underneath) 76, Clarendon Street, Dover.
Particulars to marriage. Ethel Amelia
Richards (Spinster) Dover. 25th December 1915. 82,
Clarendon Street, Dover.
2nd Feb 1916, letter from Sgt A J Laslett, Remount Depot,
Swaythling: 9191 Pte WSB Laslett, "C" company, 9th Battn, The
Buffs, Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex). My youngest brother who has
been claimed under Lord Derby's Group System is desirous of
serving with me here. As I am the eldest of the family I should
like to have him under my care and would be very grateful if
through your good offices arrangements could be made for his
transfer to this depot. (The transfer was approved, and William
Laslett arrived at Swaythling on 15 April)
Home 12/12/15 to 1/7/16.
BEF France 2/7/16 to 28/8/16.
Killed in Action – Field – 28th
76, Clarendon Street.
October 4th 1916.
Sir, I wish to express to you that I am
expecting to become a mother in February next, will you kindly
give it your special attention.
E. A. Laslett.
(BMD March qtr. 1917. Laslett. Ethel
Articles returned to his wife Ethel Amelia
. 1 disc in purse. Wallet containing envelopes. Wallet
containing letters. Wallet containing photo and post cards. Note
Paper. Pocket diary. New Testament. English and French book.
Marked Testament. Small prayer-book in tin.