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02 Sep 1890
Derby
Alfred’s correct surname is believed to be SANDERS,(verified by Soldiers died in the great War and Commonwealth War graves commission ). The family later lived in Birmingham, Thornaby and he enlisted at Stockton-on-Tees, however he resided in Daybrook, Nottinghamshire. He was the son of David and Clara Sanders (nee Bick) and in the 1911 census he is shown in barracks with his battalion , 38th Kings Royal Rifle Corps.
He was a professional soldier
15 Feb 1915
921287 - CWGC Website
9374
Rifleman
3rd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
He enlisted on 20th December 1914 into the Army at Stockton on Tees, he joined the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and after training was posted to their 3rd battalion.. The 3rd Battalion the Kings Royal Rifle Corps, found itself in the Ypres Salient and on the 15th February 1915 they were manning the front line trenches just outside Ypres when the Germans put down one of their artillery barrages during which Alfred became one of the casualties of the battalion that day.
His body was never identified and he has no known grave, he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium Panel 51 and
Remembered on