Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 1C.
He enlisted in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 2 May 1915, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, James’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for James in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 9 September 1916.
Son of Mary and the late Richard SAUNDERS.
His parent’s marriage is proving elusive. Richard died 1910 in Watford aged 47, and was buried 17 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. Mary possibly remarried 1918 in the Watford district to James A WOOD.
James was born c1895 in Watford, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a caddie boy at golf club aged 16, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and three siblings.
Date of death01/07/1916
Age at death21
Place of death
NotesJames is possibly the James SAUNDERS commemorated at St Mary's
- 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)