Sanders, George

George and Jack Sanders, of Tyne Street, Hull

BORN HULL 02/09/1889. SON OF THE GEORGE SANDERS (1859-1924) & ANNIE MERCHANT (1861-1942), OF 9 DAY STREET, HULL (1901 CENSUS) & ABOVE ADDRESS. SON OF A FISHERMAN FROM DEVON. ONE OF NINE CHILDREN. FORMERLY A CLERK FOR THE HULL & BARNSLEY RAILWAYS. AN ORIGINAL HULL PAL. GEORGE JOINED THE HULL COMMERCIALS AT THE OUTBREAK OF WAR AS PRIVATE, 106, 10TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. HE TRANSFERRED LATER AS LANCE CORPORAL, TO THE ‘ACCRINGTON PALS’. HE WAS REPORTED MISSING THEN CONFIRMED KILLED ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME BATTLE, AGED 27. HE HAD BEEN ON ACTIVE SERVICE FOR ONE YEAR AND TEN MONTHS.

HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 4TH MAY 1917, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH. *
HIS BROTHERS, HARRY SERVED IN THE RAMC IN INDIA, THOMAS & ERNEST, BOTH ON MINESWEEPERS AND JACK SANDERS, WAS KILLED ON 23/04/1917.


First name:
GEORGE
Military Number:
27254
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Date Died
01/07/1916
Place died:
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Age:
27
8 SYDNEY GROVE, TYNE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK