war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service. For the duration of the War.
Attestation of
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 1915
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 August 1916.
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.
I remain
Yours truly
E. A. Laslett.
(BMD March qtr. 1917. Laslett. Ethel E. Dover)
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.

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