Gunner Horace Clark Sanders

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

27 Feb 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation




Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

20 Cardigan Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 15th March 1917
Gunner Horace Clark Sanders


Gunner Horace Clark Sanders, 800520, 255th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died of wounds received while in action in France in 1917. The date of his death is most generally recorded as February 27th, although some military records say March 2nd, and the family memorial at Luton General Cemetery says died of wounds received in action February 26th, 1917.

In a letter to parents Edwin and Lizzie Sanders, of 20 Cardigan Street, Luton, Major T. Davidson, R.F.A., wrote that their son was wounded by a rifle bullet while working in the trenches on February 23rd. He was carried to the nearest aid post, where his wound was not thought to be serious. All were surprised to hear some days later that he had died.

The Major said the reason it had taken so long for him to get information was that Gunner Sanders was attached to another division at the time. He had been buried in a soldiers' cemetery.

Gunner Sanders had been one of the early volunteers after the outbreak of war. He joined the Colours in September 1914 and went out to France the following March.

Prior to enlistment the Chapel Street School old boy had worked first at Hayward Tyler's and later at the Skefko Works. In the 1911 Census he was described as an engineer's apprentice. He was also a regular attender at Mount Tabor Chapel.


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Gunner Horace Clark Sanders

Author: Deejaya

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