138 Harold Slater

Biography

Harold Slater was born and raised in Rawdon, a growing mill town to the north of Leeds, after growing during the World War One year he joined Midland League side Harrogate. In March 1922 the diminutive five feet four inch tall Slater, along with Scotsman Jock McGee and one other, joined Hull City – Slater and McGee combined commanded a fee of £500. Slater made his first team debut 4 weeks later at outside left, although he made his reputation at Harrogate on the opposite flank, and he also started the second and third league games of the 1922/23 season. However the signing of experienced Ayrshire wideman Alec Thom drew Slater’s City career to a shuddering halt and he was given a free transfer in the 1923 close season.

After a period of inactivity Slater, who now lived in Yeadon, a mile or so north of his Rawdon birthplace, joined Scunthorpe & Lindsey United in December 1923. He played in four Midland League games for The Iron before disappearing from the game.

By 1939 Slater was back in Rawdon, living in an agreeable bungalow and working at a local chemist shop. He remained in the same home until his death in November 1953.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 8 May 1899, Rawdon
Hull City First Game: 22 April 1922, Barnsley H (Division Two), 22 years, 349 days old
Hull City Final Game: 2 September 1922, Bury H (Division Two), 23 years, 117 days old

Clubs

Harrogate (1920-1922), Hull City (1922-1923), Scunthorpe & Lindsey United (1923-1924)

Hull City Record

Career: 3 apps, 0 goals

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