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Eastwood Nottinghamshire
He was the second son of William and Adelaide Sleath of 28 Nottingham Road Eastwood. According to The Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser (9/9/1916) his army nickname was 'The Sunshine Corporal' because of his pleasant disposition..
He assisted his father in a watch making and jewellery business.
28 May 1916
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557522 - CWGC Website
R/3828
Corporal
13th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
He enlisted at Nottingham 9/9/1914. Promoted corporal 30/6/1915 before embarkation to France. He was killed by shrapnel whilst wiring. He was buried by five men from Eastwood (see letters).
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  • Letter from chaplain
    - Letter from chaplain
  • Letter from platoon leader
    - Letter from platoon leader
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Berles-Au-Bois Churchyard Extension , Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Thomas Sydney Sleath - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Berles-Au-Bois Churchyard Extension , Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle