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North Muskham Newark
Ernest Stanley Sanderson was born in 1897 at North Muskham and was the son of Joseph ( Jos) a joiner and Eliza Sanderson née Cockley of 6 Sleaford Road, Newark. His father Jos was born in 1862 at Lees Thornhill, Yorkshire and his mother Eliza Cockley was born in 1865 at Bathley, they were married in 1885 their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration district, they went on to have the following children, Mary Ellen b1886 North Muskham, Joseph Edward b 1888 Lees Thornhill, Martha Ann b1891 Lees Thornhill, Thomas H b1893 Lees Thornhill, James A b1895 Lees Thornhill, Erenst Stanley b1897 North Muskham, Harry b1898 North Muskham, Violet b1900 Bathley, Gladys Maqy b1903 Bathley and Gwendolen b1907 North Muskham. In the 1911 census the family are living at North Muskham village and are shown as Jos 49 yrs a journeyman joiner, he is living with his wife Eliza 46 yrs and their children, Ernest Stanley 14 yrs a scholar, Harry 13 yrs a scholar, Violet 11 yrs a scholar, Gladys May 8 yrs a scholar and Gwendolen 4 yrs of age.
He had worked on a farm as a horseman before spending three years at Warwick's and Richardson's brewery.
13 May 1916
1659152 - CWGC Website
4th Bn South Wales Borderers
Private Ernest Stanley Sanderson enlisted at Newark in November 1915 initially serving with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry . He was posted to Middle East and was serving with the 4th battalion South Wales Borders when he accidentally drowned bathing in river Tigris, Mesopotamia (Iraq) on 13th May 1916, he is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Mesopotamia.
His bother Private Harry Sanderson enlisted in July 1916 at Newark, he served with the 1st battalion Gordon Highlanders and went to France February 1917. He died from a wound to the abdomen on 14th June 1917 and is buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Article published 21st June 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of Joseph & Eliza Sanderson, 16 Sleaford Road, Newark. Born at Muskham and employed by Mr Garner as horseman. Previously for three years employed by Messrs. Warwick & Richardsons Ltd. Enlisted Nov. 1915 in King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, where he had two brothers already serving. He was transferred to the S. Wales Borderers and went out to the front last March. Accidently drowned, probably while bathing in a river in Mesopotamia. Has three brothers who have seen service: Ptes J.S. Sanderson & T.H. Sanderson (both KOYLI) and Pte J. Arthur Sanderson, 7th Lincolns. Also a brother-in-law: Pte H. Hazard in the Sherwood Foresters. Another brother, Harry, has just turned 18 and is awaiting his call (killed 1917). Pte Thomas Sanderson was with his regiment in Singapore when hostilities commenced. Wounded twice and just discharged as unfit. Pte Joseph Sanderson has been in France over a year. Pte Hazard, who went through the South African War is now in France. The young men evidently inherit the martial ardour of their maternal grandfather, Mr James Cocley of Smith Street, New Balderton, a Crimean veteran.
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