Rank: Private 202084
Regiment: 8th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment
Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, St Peter's Church War Memorial, St Peter's Burial Ground
Other Memorial: Elretat Churchyard Extension [Google]
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William Sanders was born in 1884, the son of chemist and druggist William Fletcher Sanders and his wife Elizabeth Wale (Guest). His mother died in 1908 so did not know of William’s untimely death two months before the Armistice.
The family lived at 17 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton. Private Sanders, of the Eighth Battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, is remembered with honour on the Budleigh Salterton War Memorial and the brass plaque in St Peter’s Church, and at the Etretat Churchyard Extension. He is also remembered on the family gravestone in St Peter's Cemetery, Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton.
Etretat is a small seaside town north of Le Havre, and was the base for a British hospital which was taken over by the No 2 (Presbyterian USA) Base Hospital Unit in 1917.
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