Remembered with honour Bailleul Road East Cemetery: Plot 1, Row E, Grave 5.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in a support line near Arras. Unfortunately, Arthur’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are two articles about Arthur in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 5 May 1917; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 2 February 1918.
Son of Charles and Sarah (nee BIRCHMORE) SAUNDERS.
His parent’s marriage is proving elusive. Charles died 1917 in Watford aged 62, and was buried 18 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Sarah died 1918 in the Watford district aged 55.
Arthur was born 1893 in Watford, and baptised 3 November 1893 at St Mary’s, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and nine siblings. On the 1911 Census, a worker in a cocoa factory aged 17, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings.
Date of death21*/04/1917
Age at death23
Place of death
NotesHis brother Henry died 29 August 1917 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)