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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 3rd November 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
Person Details
Radford Nottingham
Arthur was the eldest son of John and Mary Ann Saunders nee Clark. John Saunders was born in Nottingham and Mary Ann Clark in Worcester. They were married in Nottingham in 1894 (marriage registered J/A/S Nottingham). According to the 1911 Census when they had been married for 16 years, they had had 7 children of whom only five were still living: Arthur (birth registered 1896 J/F/M), Francis Frederick, k/a Frank (b. 1897), John (b. 1898), Jane Annie (b. 1901) and Herbert (b. 1902). All the children were born in Radford. In 1901 John (28), a cycle hand, and Mary Ann (25) were living at 2 Kensington Square, Old Radford. They had three sons, Arthur (5), Frank (3) and John (2). Also in the household were two boarders, Frank Clark (20, b. Worcester) a newsagent, and Lizzie Lambert (20) a laundress. By 1911 the family was living at 8 Abbey Buildings, Ilkeston Road, Old Radford. John and Mary now had five children; Arthur (15) a cycle hand, Frank (13) a toy maker, John (12), Jane (9) and Herbert (8). Arthur's younger brother Francis Frederick served in the 15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (24400 Private) and was killed in action on 17 July 1916 (Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont). Their brother, John (Jack), probably also served.
He was a cycle hand shop boy in 1911.
01 Jul 1916
20
811253 - CWGC Website
265191
Private
  • MM MM Military Medal
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Previously 1783 1/7Bn Sherwood Foresters. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 3rd November 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    Arthur Saunders - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 3rd November 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.