William Alfred Saunders

Name

William Alfred Saunders

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

12/08/1917
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
50702
Cheshire Regiment
11th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 19 – 22.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross

Pre War

Born on 2 Feb 1898 and christened on 6 Mar 1898 in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire son of George Alfred (the postman) and Ellen Elizabeth Saunders. They lived in Park Terrace, Much Hadham in 1901 and 1911. William worked as a grocer's assistant. Enlisted at Hertford.

Wartime Service

Formerly Private 30629 Bedford Regiment and was killed in action while serving with the 11th Cheshire Regiment. History of Cheshire Regiment Notes: The 10th and 11th Cheshire Regiment were in support, carrying and being in readiness to support the attack. This attack was on Westhoek Ridge, just east of Ypres, on August 10th.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)