Remembered with honour Reninghelst New Military Cemetery: Plot III, Row A, Grave 24.
He attested 18 January 1915 at Hertford, for the Territorial Force 4 years’ service in the U.K.; he lived in Watford. He embarked Folkestone, Kent, and disembarked Calais 4 January 1917; he was attached to No. 3 Ent’g Battalion 26 January 1917. He was approved Acting Lance-Corporal 29 March 1917, but reverted to Private on completion of duty with the 3rd Ent’g 9 August 1917. He was formerly Private 4564 Hertfordshire Regiment; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 17 August 1915, and died at 140th Field Ambulance in France of wounds received on 25 August whilst one of a party of men cleaning bombs.
There is an article about Henry in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 5 May 1917.
Son of Sarah (nee BIRCHMORE) and the late Charles 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.
Henry was born 1892 in Watford, and baptised 8 June 1892 at St Mary’s, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 10 he lived in Watford, with his parents and nine siblings. On the 1911 Census, a general labourer aged 19, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings.
Date of death29/08/1917
Age at death25
Place of death
NotesHis brother Arthur died 21 April 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)