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- Biography -
- William Saunders -

Unknown person

Name : William Saunders.

Son of Herbert William and Emma Catherine Saunders (née Hudson)(died 1909), of Melbourne Cottage, Upper Bonchurch, Isle of Wight.

Born 1894, New Cross, London.
  Census Information :

1901 : Herbert and Catherine Saunders, with their children including William aged 7, are at Edward's Cottage, Bonchurch. Herbert Saunders is a Carpenter and Joiner.

1911 : Herbert Saunders, widower, with 4 of his children (but not William), is at 1 Jolliffes Cottages, Bonchurch. Herbert Saunders is a Carpenter and Joiner.

  Service details :

Lance Corporal 14566 William Saunders, 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment, attd. 11th Trench Mortar Bty.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 20 November 1917 aged 23

Buried at : Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux, Pas de Calais, France.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Bonchurch War Memorial
St Boniface Church Pulpit War Memorial
St Boniface Church Roll of Honour
Independent Order of Rechabites War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents :


Friday, November 30, 1917, page 1

News is to hand that Lance-Corporal W. Saunders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Saunders, of Bonchurch, has been killed. He was in the 1st Hants Regiment and attached to the trench mortar battery. Lance-Corporal Saunders went to the Dardanelles with the 29th Division and was wounded in the lungs. After a brief rest at home he was sent to France and was again wounded which necessitated his detention in a French hospital. Recovering, he went to the front line and was instantaneously killed on November 20th. He was a bright and promising lad and greatly liked by his friends and associates in the village. The family will be the recipients of deep sympathy in their bereavement. Deceased's father, who is an employee of Daniel Day and Sons, has received a letter of condolence and appreciation of his son's work from the commanding officer of the Battalion.

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

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Page last updated : 31 October 2011


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