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  • Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone marking his grave at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme.  Photograph courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
He emigrated to Canada in 1908.
Member of 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club).
27 Oct 1917
256322 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
Royal Flying Corps
Royal Flying Corps, 59th Squadron. The squadron was formed on 1 August 1916 at Narborough airfield, Norfolk, which was the largest aerodrome of the war. He had initially joined the Canadian infantry in which he reached the rank of company sergeant major before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps in which he gained a commission in March 1915. He was in France for only a few weeks when he died of wounds. He is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery (grave ref II.C.22).
Boys' Brigade 2nd Nottingham Company roll of honour: 2nd Lieut JH Sanders, RFC. Nottingham Evening Post, Roll of Honour, 3 November 1917: ‘Died of Wounds. Second-Lieutenant JH Sanders. News has been received that Second-Lieutenant JH Sanders, son of Mrs Sanders of Edwalton, died of wounds on October 27th. A member of the Dakeyne-street Lads’ Club, he emigrated to Canada in 1908, and was doing well in business. In 1915 he returned to this country with the Canadian infantry, and rose to the rank of company sergeant-major. He subsequently transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, and received a commission in March last. The deceased officer, who was 25 years of age, had only been in France a few weeks.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone marking his grave at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme.  Photograph courtesy of Murray Biddle
    J H Sanders - Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone marking his grave at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme. Photograph courtesy of Murray Biddle