We remember George Sanders

We remember George Sanders

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Timeline

Timeline

1883
sibling Emily Sanders Source:8524790 1883
1885
sibling Edith Sanders Source:8524790 1885
1886
sibling John Sanders Source:8524790 1886
1888
sibling Ethel Sanders Source:8524790 1888
1890
sibling Thomas Sanders Source:8524790 1890
1893
sibling Mary Louise Sanders Source:8524791 1893
1894
birth New Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:7943723 8th July 1894
1901
location Weston Grove, Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address Source:8524790 1901
1911
location 3 Shand Grove, Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address Source:8524791 1911
1914
service British Army Private 3203 West Yorkshire Regiment 1/7th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion Source:3892934 9th November 1914
1914
enlistment Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:3892934 9th November 1914
1916
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:7943723 1st July 1916
1916
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:7943723 1st July 1916
1916
service British Army Corporal 265913 West Yorkshire Regiment 1/7th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion Source:3892934 1st July 1916
1917
commission Temporary Source:8524767 27th June 1917
1917
service British Army Temporary Second Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment 1/6th Battalion Source:8524772 27th June 1917 - 26th October 1918
1917
appointments Company Commander, C Coy 1/6th Bn West Yorks Regt Source:8524784 20th December 1917 - 25th April 1918
1917
service British Army Acting Captain West Yorkshire Regiment 1/6th Battalion Source:8524784 20th December 1917 - 20th March 1919
1918
awards Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration Source:8524784 25th April 1918
1918
missing During an action around the Grand Bois, Sanders "was last seen on top of a pill box near his company headquarters, firing his revolver at point blank range till he fell." Source:8524784 25th April 1918
1918
internment pow Source:7943718 25th April 1918 - 26th December 1918
1918
hospitalisation Wounded Hospital/Institution Source:8524784 25th April 1918
1918
service British Army Temporary Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment 1/6th Battalion Source:8524776 26th October 1918 - 20th March 1919
1919
discharge Source:8524776 20th March 1919
hospitalisation Wounded Hospital/Institution Source:6975687
employment Apprentice Fitter Airedale Foundry Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:8524791
education Little Holbeck School Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:8524790
1950
death Unknown Died after a long illness St James' Hospital, Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:7943723 4th April 1950
burial Cottingley Cremetorium Non-War Cemetery Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:7943723

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names George
Initials G
Last Name Sanders
Source 7943723
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
3 Shand Grove, Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address known 1911
Weston Grove, Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address known 1901
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 3203 West Yorkshire Regiment 1/7th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion Private
British Army 265913 West Yorkshire Regiment 1/7th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion Corporal
British Army West Yorkshire Regiment 1/6th Battalion Temporary Second Lieutenant
British Army West Yorkshire Regiment 1/6th Battalion Temporary Lieutenant
British Army West Yorkshire Regiment 1/6th Battalion Acting Captain
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration
VC British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Amy Sanders mother
Thomas Sanders father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Emily Sanders sister 1883
Edith Sanders sister 1885
John Sanders brother 1886
Ethel Sanders sister 1888
Thomas Sanders brother 1890
Mary Louise Sanders sister 1893

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
British Officers taken Prisoner of War 1914-1918 Transcription M2740
Victoria Cross Recipients 1854-2006 Transcription M2740
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription M2740
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription M2740

External Evidence

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London Gazette Entry - Victoria Cross Citation (1916) M2740
London Gazette Entry - Commission (1917) M2740
London Gazette Entry - Appointment (1917) M2740
London Gazette Entry - Promotion (1918) M2740
London Gazette Entry - Relinquishment of employment (1920) M2740
History of 6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment - Vol 1 M2740
Auction Catalogue of Dix Noonan Webb ASJ25915
BBC Selena49658

Multimedia

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Capt F Sanders VC MC M2740
The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Desmond1478
Acting Captain George Sanders V C. M.C. Desmond1478

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