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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Leonard William Saunders -

Unknown person Name : Leonard William Saunders

Son of : William George Saunders and Elizabeth Cecilia Saunders (née Doddington), of Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1916, Mere, Wiltshire (registered Mere, Sep 1916 qtr).
  Electoral roll information :

1947 : The family are at Garden Lodge, Park Avenue, Ventnor.
  Service Details :

E.A. 3rd class D/MX 49229 Leonard William Saunders, H.M.S. Hermes, Royal Navy.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 9 April 1942 aged 25.

Commemorated at : Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, October 20, 1939 Page 2

Local casualties on the Royal Oak, etc.
The war has been brought closer home to us this week by news of the casualties to local men by the sinking of the Royal Oak. ...
Our hearts will be moved in sympathy for the bereaved and anxious.
Mr. W.G. Saunders, the local sanitary inspector had a son on the Royal Oak from which he paid off before its last commission in June. He is an electrician.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, April 9, 1943 Page 2

SAUNDERS. - In loving memory of our dearest son, Leonard, E.A., R.N.; and in remembrance of all who lost their lives on H.M.S. Hermes, April 9, 1942
May they rest in peace.
  Links :

H.M.S. Hermes

Sinking of H.M.S. Hermes

  Page status :
Page last updated : 12 December 2013 (added newspaper report)


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