Private George Harold Slade

Service number 5477
Birth Date 1899-09-16
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, Killarney
Death Date 1917-04-15
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private George Harold Slade (5477, 12th Battalion) was born at in Killarney, Queensland on 16 September 1899. He was working at Woodenbong, NSW, as a labourer when he enlisted in January 1916. George was initially reported missing on 15 April 1917 during the battle of Lagnicourt, but was later reported to have been killed in action. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. George’s cousin wrote that he was 17 years 7 months of age at the time of his death.



Date of birth 16 September 1899
Date of enlistment 07 January 1916
Date of embarkation 20 April 1916
Date of death 15 April 1917
Date of fate 15 April 1917