P. H. Sloots
Service no. 25582
Lance Corporal, East Surrey Regiment, 12th Battalion
Died age 24 on 31 October 1918
Husband of Lilian E. E. Sloots (nee Mann – they married in March 1918) of 31 Gateley Road, Stockwell, London.
Remembered at Kezelberg Military Cemetery, Belgium
Information from the censuses
In 1911 Percy Hendrick Sloots was 15 and working as a telegraph messenger for the Post Office. He lived with his father, Dutch-born hairdresser George Sloots, 42, and mother Jane E. Sloots, 46, from Pimlico, and two younger brothers, Albert E. Sloots, 14, another telegraph messenger, and Reginald C. Slooots, 12, in four rooms at 86 Stockwell Road. The boys were all born in Stockwell. One other sibling had died. A boarder, Hugh Vollbrecht, a hairdresser’s assistant from Norwich lived with the family. In 1901 the family lived at 70 Stockwell Road. The Sloots had lived at that address since at least 1891 as George and Jane Sloots appear there on the census for that year.