Private Walter Slassor, 1st/4th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 26th October 1917, aged 31, during the Third Battle of Ypres. He was the husband of Annie Slassor of North Lodge Cottage, Blagdon, Seaton Burn, Newcastle-on-Tyne and he had enlisted in Earlston. His Battalion was in the 149th Brigade and part of the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division. The photographs show the desolation of the Flanders battlefield where the incessant shelling had destroyed the drainage systems.