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  • Photograph was published 13th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Radford Nottingham
John Saunders was born in 1897 at Nottingham and was the son of Jane Saunders born 1877 at Nottingham and the brother of Herbert Saunders born 1895 at Nottingham. In 1901 his mother Jane Saunders married Henry Hancock at Nottingham. In the 1911 censes the family are living at 8 Abbey Buildings, Ilkeston Road, Nottingham and are shown as, Henry Hancock 37 yrs a colliery labourer, he is living with his wife Jane Hancock 34 yrs and her children Herbert Saunders 16 yrs a cycle hand and John Saunders 14 yrs a cycle hand both children are shown as step sons, Henry stated he had been married for 10 yrs and he and his wife Jane had no children. John Saunders married his wife Mabel Charlotte Richards (born 22nd April 1898 ) in 1915 at Nottingham, they lived at 6 Abbey Buildings, Radford, Nottingham, they went on to have a daughter Dorothy Mary born 1915. Following his death his widow Mabel Charlotte was awarded a pension of 15 shillings a week which commenced on 28th August 1916.
In the 1911 census he was a cycle hand.
17 Feb 1916
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Radford
Private
14th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Private John Saunders, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 14th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, he landed in France on 9th September 1915 and was killed in action on 17th February 1916. He is buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Nottingham Evening Post In Memoriam 17/2/1918: 'Saunders. In memory of Private John Saunders, Northumberland Fusiliers, killed in action February 17th 1016. Though death divides memory clings. - From his wife, daughter Dorothy and mother.' In memoriam published 17th February 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- SAUNDERS. – In loving memory of Pte. John Saunders, killed in action February 17th, 1916. Fondly remembered. – From loving wife, mother, and daughter Dorothy.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published 13th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    John Saunders - Photograph was published 13th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918