These men took part in the following campaigns of Word War One:

  1. Gallipoli Campaign (Mediterranean Expeditionary Force).
  2. Sinai and Palestine Campaign (Egyptian Expeditionary Force).
  3. Mesopotamian Campaign (Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force).
  4. Western Front (British Expeditionary Force).
  5. German Spring Offensive of 1918.


The major battles that these men participated were as follows:

Arthur Slater:

  1. Battle of Krithia Vineyard, Gallipoli. 6-13th August 1915.
  2. Havrincourt Wood, France. July 1917.
  3. Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, Fance. April 21 – 27, 1918.
  4. 3rd Battle of the Aisne, France. 27th May, 1918.

Alfred Edward Downing:
The 7th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Regiment landed at Boulogne, France on 19 May, 1915. They fought in the Actions of Hooge being the first division to be attacked with flamethrowers. They were in action again in the the Second Attack on Bellewaarde (25th September 1915). In 1916 they were on the Somme seeing action in the Battle of Delville Wood (15 July – 3 September 1916) and the Battle of Flers-Courcelette (15–22 September 1916).

The 9th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment were involved in the German Spring Offensive of 1918 and the 3rd Battle of the Aisne, France which started on 27th May, 1918.

Edwin Slater:

  1. The Battle of Loos, 1915
  2. The Battles of the Somme, 1916
  3. The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), 1917
  4. The Arras Offensive, 1917
  5. Soissons 1918
  6. Blicquy 1918
  7. The Quarries 1918

Leonard Monks:

Leonard Monks was a medical orderly with the RAMC. He was temporarily assigned to the 21 British General Hospital in Alexandria when it was mobilised in June 1915.  In 1916 he was in Mesopotamia (Iraq) and was assigned to the Hospital Ship VITA and remained on board (with a short 2-month training trip to Deolali, India)  until January 1919 when he was demobilised. The two biggest threats he faced were mines and disease.  Tens of thousands of men contracted a wide range of deadly diseases (Cholera, Plague, Malaria, Enteric Fever, Relapsing Fever, Dysentery, etc.) in the Mesopotamia Campaign in which he was involved.