Slade, Florence Ethel

1895 - 1915

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She is remembered on the Brockley Cemetery Deptford Civilian WW1 War Memorial.

Florence Ethel Slade died at 181 Ilderton Road, Deptford aged 22. She was born in Camberwell in 1895 to George Slade [1861/2 -1907] and Emma Alice [or Alice Emma] nee Padbury. She had 4 siblings George William [1890 - 1909], Alice M [1891], Ernest Edward [1893] and Leonard Charles [1896 - 1941]. Alice Emma's sister Eleanor lived also at 181 Ilderton Road and 2 of her children Maud and Ethel also died in this raid of 7 September 1915. From correspondence relating to Leonard claiming compensation in 1919 Florence was the sole provider for her widowed mother. Alice had married and moved to Peckham and Ernest was with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and a prisoner of war in Germany. Leonard himself had enlisted in the Royal West Kent Regiment 6 August 1915 and by 1919 had been awarded the MM. At the time of her death Florence worked as a Telephonist/Clerk at Messers Leighton Son & Hodge Ltd 16 New Street Square, Fleet Street, London. The family were not entitled to Air Raid Compensation from the Air Raid Compensation Committee because this only covered air raids after 1st September 1917, so they had to apply for relief from Deptford Borough and they in turn applied to the Committee on the Prevention and Relief of Distress, as Air Raid Insurance did not exist at that time.


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