Born: August 22, 1926

Died: April 29, 1945

Married: Margaret Rock


Private First Class Gilbert Slater was a World War II veteran.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Slater.

Lake Placid News, May 25, 1945

Pfc. Slater Killed

Pfc. Gilbert Verne Slater, 19, was killed in action in Italy April 29. His wife, Mrs. Margaret Rock Slater, was informed Monday.

Slater was the father of a 9 months-old baby, whom he had never seen. He enlisted in February, 1944, and August 22 he landed in Italy and went almost immediately into action. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Slater of Saranac Lake and was born there August 22, 1926.