1915 Trio on original ribbons named to J12534 WT Slaymaker SIG RN
Born in Birmingham 7th June 1895. William joined as a boy sailor 30th June 1911. Then signed on for 12 years in 1913 on his 18th birthday.
During WW1 he served from 1st July 1914 to 25th April 1919 on HMS Colleen (formally HMS Royalist) a depot ship in Queenstown Ireland. (post war in 1923 HMS Colleen was handed over to the Irish free state)
1919 William joined HMS Idaho (a trawler depot ship serving out of Milford Haven)
His last ship was HMS Lucia a submarine supply depot ship (formally the German merchant ship Speewald, captured in 1914) he died whist serving on her on 26th March 1920 and is buried in Killkerran Cemetery, Campbelltown, Argyleshire .
His mother lived at 34 Hillington St, Birmingham.