Laurence William Webster Slack was born in Kings County, Nova Scotia in February 1891. Slack served overseas as a Lieutenant with the 60th Battalion. The collection consists of one letter written to a Miss McCammon informing her of the death of Joseph William George Robinson, also a Lieutenant with the 60th Battalion, who was killed September 16, 1916. Robinson is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial. See also the Joseph William George Robinson collection which contains one letter of condolence from Robinson's commanding officer to Robinson's mother.