Slingsby, Henry Laurence

Henry Laurence Slingsby, M.C., Captain 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, attached to 10th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry.

Died of wounds 11 August 1917, aged 24.

He is buried in Adinkerke Military Cemetery, Belgium.

The second son of Mr and Mrs Slingsby, Beetham House, Beetham, and a well known figure in South Westmorland. Educated at Eastmans, Southsea and Charterhouse. He went out at the beginning of the war in August 1914, as a 2nd Lt in the regular army. “His regiment suffered heavily, details of his death have not yet been received“. 10th D C L I were the Cornwall Pioneers , Part of 66th Division. They were not involved in the Battle of Ypres until October 1917; at the time of Henry’s death they were holding the front line about Nieuwport on the Belgian coast.

He is named on the Beetham war memorial.