1900 Mar 3. Born St. Asaph, Denbeighshire, Wales. His father had been a Law Student in 1891 and his father's father was a Barrister.
1900 census at 78, Palatine Road, Blackpool
1911 census at Riverside, Shaldon, Devon
1918 Sep 10. Commissioned 2nd Lt in RAF
1920 May. Gets seaman's card and has one voyage on ship 124120 .
1920 Nov 24. Joined ADRIC with service no 1100. Posted to J Coy
1921 Feb 25. Wounded at Coolavohig Ambush. Later awarded £200 compensation for his wounds
1921 Mar 30 . " Resigned " In fact it was to take up a Short Service RAF commission
1921 Apr 28 Commissioned Pilot Officer with short service commission
1921 Oct 28 Confirmed in rank of Pilot Officer in RAF on short service commission.
1922 Oct 28 Promoted Flying Officer
1944 Mar 6. Equipment Branch . Retirement of Wg. Cdr. E. A. SLATER, O.B.E. (21036) (on account of ill-health).
1946 Buried Ryde New Cemetery CWGC