Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
2 Aug 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Horace John Sanders, 27416, 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, was killed in action in France on August 2nd*, 1917, about three months after going to the Front. He had been slightly wounded a few days previously but returned to duty almost immediately.
Horace, aged 29, was the elder son of grocer, farm owner and member of the Luton Board of Guardians John Sanders and his wife Sarah Agnes, of 54 Hastings Street, Luton.
Before joining up, Horace had managed his father's farm at Leagrave. He also attended Wellington Street Baptist Church, Luton, and was on its roll of honour.
[* Two letters from the Front said Horace had been slightly wounded on August 2nd and died in action around August 8th.]