Private 36438 - Leicestershire Regiment
Killed in action Flanders 17th April 1917 : Aged 23
MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY I. G. 30.
Private Saunders is commemorated upon the Sutton-in-Ashfield memorial, but was born and raised in Huthwaite. With a brother and sister, Albert was a son of Josiah and Sarah living on Pit Road by 1891. In 1901 the family lived on Hucknall Lane, although both addresses may be the renamed Blackwell Road. The family did move to Morley Street, Sutton, prior 1911 census, where Albert was formerly engaged as a painter and decorator before becoming an agent for Pearl Assurance. Albert married Annie Blyth at St. Thomas Church, Kirkby on 11th April 1914. Having one daughter named Doris, they lived at 62 Priestsic Road, Sutton. Enlisting there April 1916 as Private 42587 in the Sherwood Foresters, he was trained at Cannock Chase, Staffs. before sent to France that December, transferred to Leicestershires Battalion.
Identified with photos from Mrs Lynne Weston
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Simple confirmation, age unknown.
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 ALBERT SAUNDERS born Huthwaite, enlisted Sutton. Private, formerly 42587, Sherwood Foresters, Leicestershire Regt. 11th. Battalion. Killed in action, France and Flanders, 17th. April, 1917.
Officially listed upon the Sutton-in-Ashfield Memorial
Written 15 Feb 09 Revised 07 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott