Arthur Thomas SLAVIN


SLAVIN, Arthur Thomas

Service Number: 3727
Enlisted: 1 May 1917, Orange, New South Wales
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 7th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Perthville, New South Wales, 22 October 1879
Home Town: Bathurst, Bathurst Regional, New South Wales
Schooling: Perthville Convent School
Occupation: Teamster/Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Amman, Jordan, 25 September 1918, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Damascus, Syria
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3727, Orange, New South Wales
19 Dec 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3727, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Dec 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3727, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
25 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 3727, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Megiddo - Syria 1918

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"Mr. Harold Slavin, of Cowra, whose brother (Trooper Arthur Thomas Slavin) was killed in action recently, has received the following letter from Lieut-Colonel J. D. Richardson, dated 29/9/18:-

"I regret to inform you (as doubtless has already been done by the Defence Dept.) that your brother was killed in action at the second battle of Amman on Sept. 25th, 1918. He was unfortunately killed late in the day, practically after the battle had been won, through machine gun fire from a post which had not been up to then reduced. He was a good soldier and a type Australia can ill afford to lose. His effects are being forwarded to you through the Defence authorities. I tender you my sincere sympathy."

The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Slavin, of Perthville, and was 35 years of age. He enlisted in Cowra only about twelve months ago, and was attached to the 7th Light Horse." - from the Cowra Free Press 30 Nov 1918 (


"News is to hand of the death of Trooper Arthur Slavin. He was killed in action on September 25. He was 35 years of age, and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Slavin, of Perthville. He was attached to the 7th Light Horse and enlisted only twelve months ago." - from the Bathurst National Advocate 03 Dec 1918 (