2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/12/1915 (Died of Wounds)
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.
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.