Among his medals are a Member of the British Empire and the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal (for serving 20 yrs).
Next step: Ordering his records from the Library & Archives Canada. Finally, I hope to learn who John Slatter's parents were--the parents of hubby's grandmother. This will be a big breakthrough!
PS This just in!
- I just found Captain John Slatter in the Canadian Encyclopedia of Music--he was a well-known military band master and his brother, Henry Arthur Slatter, is mentioned as well.
- He was instrumental (pun intended) in establishing the Canadian Band Assn.
- Capt. Slatter toured the 48th Highlanders band through North America and played at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1934.
- And he and the band toured all over the world...above is the band's photo from the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo, NY in 1901 (Capt. Slatter is in the front row, 2d from right, standing in front of the band.