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Slinger, Harold
c1924 –????

Harold Slinger was the son of Samuel Slinger. Samuel was born 14 October 1898. He married Ellen Lythgoe (born 19 September 1895) in 1921. By 1926 they were living at 17 Amelia Street. Around 1934 they moved to 21 Constance Street. In 1939 Samuel was working as a textile warehouseman and he was an air raid warden. Samuel died 19 May 1974; Ellen died at the age of 99 in 1995.

Harold was born c1924 in Saltaire. On leaving Saltaire Road School he joined the Navy becoming a leading seaman. In WW2 he served in the “Med” and in the Atlantic on Russian convoy duty.

After the war Harold served in the Shipley Fire Brigade then he worked as an ambulance driver stationed in Shipley. He was a member of Baildon Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Club and Shipley District Working Men’s Club.

Harold went live in Australia in 1956, sailing from Tilbury Docks 18 April aboard the SS Atranto.


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