Sanders, F J
FREDERICK JAMES SANDERS
Remembered with honour La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.
He enlisted in Gravesend, Kent; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 15 August 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Frederick’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Nelson and Mildred (nee VENN) SANDERS; husband of Ellen Matilda (nee SHARPE) SANDERS.
His parents married 1876 in the Kensington, London, district. Nelson died 1928 in Bushey, Herts, aged 76, and was buried 23 May at St James’, Bushey; Mildred died 1935 in Bushey aged 84, and was buried 13 June, also at St James.
Frederick was born 1888 in either Paddington, London, or Chelsea, London, and baptised 30 January 1889 at St Augustine’s, Kilburn, London, He married 25 December 1913 at All Souls, Harlesden, London, and resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Chelsea, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 11, he still lived in Chalsea, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Private in the Royal West Kent Regiment aged 24, he was stationed at Roberts Barracks, Peshawar, India.
Date of deathon or since 23/08/1914
Age at death26
Place of death
NotesFrederick is thought to be the first Watford casualty of the War
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