Archibald William Hamilton Slater, SN 747, Service Record
NameArchibald William Hamilton Slater, SN 747, Service RecordAlternative nameSlater, Archie William Hamilton, 1882 - 1952BiographyDate of Birth: 2 January 1882, North Pine (Qld.)
Date of Death: 31 October 1952, Queensland
Buried: Lawnton Cemetery, Queensland
Archibald's parents were John Joseph Slater and Catherine McLeod. Archibald or Archie as he was known was living at Lawnton when he enlisted 11 December 1915 Brisbane. Archibald had two brothers who enlisted as well, Thomas Henry  who was killed and Charles Archibald . Archie received the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For continued acts of gallantry and devotion to duty during the period from 25 February to 17 September, 1918. He kept his squadron together under the most trying circumstances including destruction of their dwelling on six separate occasions. On 12 April 1918, near Buire, an aeroplace was lying derelict close to the track along which rations were carried. One of the bombs had its detonator exposed. The spot was under enemy observation, and, when he started out to salve the bombs, it was subjected to shell fire. He made three trips, and salved the bombs, thus removing the danger to the ration carriers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135 Date: 11 December 1919Date01 January 1914 - 31 December 1920CustodianNational Archives of Australia - 01 Feb 1998 - PresentLocation of originalsOriginals held by the National Archives of Australia - NAA: B2455, SLATER ARCHIBALD WILLIAM HAMILTONLanguageEnglishOriginal formatLink to external source : Paper files and documents
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