Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The son of "The Only Squabbling Couple" was killed at Gallipoli

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Further to my earlier post The only squabbling couple in Hitchin Peter has drawn my attention to a posting on tumblr relating to the death of Private Ernest Saunders (son of Henry), in the First World War. It reports:
He enlisted in the Army in London and was drafted into the 1st Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers, which came under the orders of the 86th Brigade, 29th Division, on the 2nd January, 1915. Although no Service Record appears to exist for him it would seem that he undertook his initial training and then on the 16th March sailed with the Battalion, via Egypt, and landed in Gallipoli on the 25th April, 1915, when he was killed. ... ... He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, and on the St Ippolyts War Memorial, Hertfordshire.

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