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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Reginald Saunders -


Reginald Jacob Saunders, son of Jacob and Mary Ann Saunders.
Service details

Private 915 Reginald Saunders, 13th Bn. Australian Infantry

CWGC record ...

Australian War Memorial record ...

His name is recorded on the Godshill War Memorial, at Wroxall Methodist Church and at the County War Memorial at Carisbrooke Castle.

Date of Death :31 May 1915 aged 24 years 8 months
Where buried or commemorated :Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Turkey; Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Reginald Jacob Saunders was born at Pidford House, Rookley, in 1890, the son of Jacob Saunders (a dairy farmer) and his wife Mary Ann (nee Morris). The family lived at Rookley, but by 1901 they had moved to Winstone Cottage, St Johns Road North, Wroxall. Reginald was educated at Wroxall Board School. In 1911 Reginald was employed by Oliver Hayles as a carpenter at Pagham Cottages, Near Rookley. He emigrated to Australia at the age of 21 shortly after, and settled at Mitchell's Island, Manning River, New South Wales. he is described as an agriculturist in the AWM papers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli.

Australian War Memorial Panel 70 R J Saunders grave marker, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery
Panel 70 R J Saunders' grave marker, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery

Photos provided by : Sandra McKessar of the Spirits of Gallipoli website.


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