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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Reginald Jacob Saunders -

unknown person Name : Reginald Jacob Saunders

Son of : Jacob Saunders and Mary Ann Saunders (née Morris) of Rookley.

Born : 1890, Pidford House, Rookley.

  Census information :

1891 : Jacob and Mary Ann Saunders, with their children including Reginald aged 6 months, are at Rookley Road. Jacob Saunders is a Dairy Farmer.

1901 : Jacob Saunders, widower, with his children including Reginald aged 10, is at Winstone Cottage, St Johns Road North, Wroxall. Jacob Saunders is a Dairyman.

1911 : Reginald Saunders, aged 20, is described as a Servant at the household of Oliver Hayles, at Pagham Cottages, Near Rookley. Reginald Saunders is a Carpenter.

Reginald emigrated to Australia at the age of 21 shortly after 1911, and settled at Mitchell's Island, Manning River, New South Wales. he is described as an agriculturist in the AWM papers.
  Service Details :

Private 915 Reginald Jacob Saunders, 13th Bn. Australian Infantry.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 31 May 1915 aged 24 years 8 months.

Buried at : Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.

CWGC record ...

Australian War Memorial record ...

Australian Service records
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Godshill War Memorial
Wroxall Methodist Church War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle.
  Photographs :

Australian War Memorial Panel 70 R J Saunders grave marker, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery
Panel 70 R J Saunders' grave marker, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery

Photos provided by : Sandra McKessar of the Spirits of Gallipoli website.
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight County Press, June 26, 1915. Click to enlarge.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for research, Sandra McKessar.
  Page status :
Page last updated : 18 September 2012


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