James Wood Slater

M, #2643, b. 16 December 1919, d. 30 January 1942
     James Wood Slater was born on 16 December 1919 at 8 Station Road, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of John Alexander Slater and Margaret Wood. His family was known by the tee-name of "Hasser". He was the informant for John Alexander Slater's death at sea, outside Portknockie Harbour, Banffshire, Scotland, on 22 March 1941.3,4,5 James died on 30 January 1942 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 22.6,7,2,8 He was buried after 30 January 1942 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.8


  1. [S7662] James Wood Slater, ScotlandsPeople search, Statutory Register of Births, Registration District of Seafield, Surname: Slater. Forename: James Wood. Gender: Male. Year: 1919. Ref: 167/ 51. Registration District Name: Seafield.
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S2018] John Alexander Slater, Statutory Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "See Reg. of Cor. Ents., Vol. 2, page 36, April 23rd 1941. John Alex Slater, Fisherman (Married to Maggie Wood), died 1941, March Twenty-second, About 4h 45m P.M., Near Harbour Entrance, Portknockie, Usual Residence:- 8 Station Road, Portknockie, Male, 54 years. Father: John Bruce Slater, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Ann Slater M.S. Mair (Deceased). Cause of death: (blank) Informant: James W. Slater, son. Registered: 1941, March 24th at Portknockie, William Falconer, Registrar."
  4. [S1960] John Alexander Slater, Gravestone inscription data, "NM174952, John A Slater, c. 1887 to 22 MAR 1941. Occupation : Fisherman. Date of Birth : c. 1887. Spouse's Name : Margaret Wood. Headstone Ref : H188. Date of Death : 22 MAR 1941. Place of Death : At sea."
  5. [S1332] Mary Laing, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Mary Laing of Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
  6. [S7668] James Wood Slater, Statutory Register of Deaths in the Northern District of Aberdeen in the Burgh of Aberdeen, "See Reg. of Cor. Entries, Vol. VII, page 184, March 9th 1942. James Wood Slater, Student of Chemistry (Single), died 1942, January Thirtieth, 6h 45m P.M. at Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen (U. Res: 8 Station Road, Portknockie), Male, 22 years. Father: John Alexander Slater, Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Margaret Slater M.S. Wood. Cause of death: Multiple Injuries: Internal Haemorrhage, as Cert. by Wm. Lumsden Walker M.B. Ch.B. Informant: James Addison, Cousin, 58 Menzies Road, Aberdeen. Registered: 1942, February 2nd at Aberdeen, Albert Smith, Registrar."
  7. [S7669] James Wood Slater, Register of Corrected Entries in the Northern District of Aberdeen in the Burgh of Aberdeen, "The following Report of result of a Precognition has been received touching the Death of James Wood Slater, Registered under Entry No. 122 in the Register Book of Deaths for the year 1942. James Wood Slater, 22 years, Male. Died on 30th January 1942 at 6.45 p.m. at the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen. Cause of Death: Multiple Injuries - Internal Haemorrhage. Certified by Wm. Lumsden Walker M.B. Ch.B. Aberdeen, who made an external examination of the Body: (Street Accident). Procurator-Fiscal's Office, Aberdeen, 7th March 1942. Certified by W.J. Robertson, Procurator-Fiscal. 1942, March 9th at Aberdeen, Albert Smith, Registrar."
  8. [S1963] James Wood Slater, Gravestone inscription data, "NM174498, James Wood Slater, c. 1920 to 13 (sic) JAN 1942. Date of Birth : c. 1920. Headstone Ref : H188. Date of Death : 13 (sic) JAN 1942."