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Harry Eversley SLADDEN (1892-1977)

Known As
Lieutenant Sladden
Biographical Details

Harry Eversley Sladden (1892-1977) was most likely a distant relation of the Badsey Sladdens through their Kentish origins.  When the name of Lieutenant H E Sladden appeared in the Casualty lists in 1915, the staff of The Grove School, Highgate, incorrectly assumed that he might be a brother of Juliet Sladden.  Juliet wondered if he might be a distant cousin, and her mother, Eugénie, thought he might be related to the Sladdens of Stockton-on-Tees who originated from Kent and who were distant relatives.

In all probability, there may have been a distant relationship. Harry was born in Sunderland on 9th February 1892, the only child of Harry Milligan Sladden and his wife, Florence Ada.  His father was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire in 1866, the son of Henry Sladden of the Durham Light Infantry who was born in Sholden, near Deal, Kent, in 1826

Harry was gazetted as a Second Lieutenant in October 1914 with the 4th Battalion The King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).  He later became a Clerk in Holy Orders and married Mabel Piper.  He died in 1977.

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