Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/12/2015 Private Welsh was one of four cousins who made the supreme sacrifice during the First World War. The other three were: Corporal James Sleator, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed 1st December 1915. Private Robert Oliver Yule, 22nd Battalion Australian Infantry, killed 14th April 1914. Rifleman James McKeown, 4th Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade, killed 6th August 1918.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 4th November 2015: Clogher Valley Cllr Mulligan remembers uncle killed in war
30/12/2015 The CWGC records James as the son of George and Emma Sleator, of Longridge, Annagarvey, Augher, County Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Bois-Guillaume is a north-eastern suburb of Rouen, on the main road to Neufchatel. The burials in this cemetery took place for the most part from No 8 General Hospital, which was quartered at Bois-Guillaume in a large private house and grounds.
30/12/2015 Captain James Sleator died of wounds at Bois-Guillaume on 1st December 1915. He was aged 19.
30/12/2015 James Sleator enlisted in Omagh while he was living in Augher with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census records George as living and working with the Robinson family who had a store on the Main Street in Augher. He was 14 years old.
30/12/2015 George Sleator, Emma Jane Sleator, Emma Jane Sleator (born about 1888), Margaretta Sleator (born about 1893), George Walsh Sleator (born about 1896), James Sleator (born about 1897), Florence Sleator (born about 1898), Richard Foster Sleator (born about 1900).
30/12/2015 The 1901 census records James as 4 years old. The family were living at Templemore Street, Pottinger, County Down. James father had retired from the Royal Irish Constabulary. Templemore Street is off the Newtownards Road in East Belfast.
30/12/2015 James Sleator was the son of George and Emma Jane Sleator. He was born in Markethill, County Armagh about 1896.
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