The couple went on to have a son Charles, born in 1912.
At about the same time, James enlisted at Sandown Park and became a member of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards. He entered the Western Front on the 9th November 1914 but was killed in action on the 18th December 1914 at Givenchy, aged 32.
James sadly never got to meet his second son James E. Slater, born three months after his death.
British War Medal
James has no known resting place but is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium.