Private Edward Slack was the son of Richard and Ethel Slack, of Hoyland, Yorkshire. He joined up with his brother Leslie Slack (who also later died as an Airborne soldier at Arnhem) into the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
He later transferred to the 1st Parachute Battalion, and probably parachuted into North Africa. The circumstances of his death are not certain, although he may have died as a POW.
He was killed on 27 November 1942, aged 23 years old. He is now buried at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily.
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