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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais,France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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North Muskham Newark
Harry Sanderson was born in 1898 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, Ernest 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 worked at Bainbridge's haberdashery shop in Newark Market Place for three years then on a farm before moving to Warwick and Richardson's brewery.
14 Jun 1917
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41151 - CWGC Website
S/15453
Private
1st Bn Gordon Highlanders
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.
His brother 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. Article published 27th June 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of Joseph & Eliza Sanderson, 6 Sleaford Road, Newark. Born at North Muskham, where he attended the day school. Afterwards worked for three years for Messrs. Bainbridge & Co. After leaving there he secured work at Messrs. Garners and prior to enlistment worked for Messrs. Warwicks & Richardsons. Enlisted July 1916 and went out to France in February. Later wounded and sent to hospital. Brought in dangerously wounded in the abdomen and died very peacefully at 3.30 p.m. Brother of Ernest Sanderson, drowned in Mesopotamia in 1916.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais,France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Harry Sanderson - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais,France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle