Rank: Signaller; Driver
Regiment or Ship: 6th Sussex Royal Field Artillery (T)
Service Number(s): 905761
Date of Birth: 1899
Place of Birth: Bexhill, Sussex
Address: 28 Windsor Road, Bexhill
Photos and newspaper articles
Parents: George Saunders, b.1855 in Redbourne, Herts, and Charlotte Anne Saunders (nee Varney), b. 1862 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, d. 1948.
Lily Saunders, b. 1888 in Beckenham, Kent.
Leonard Saunders, b. 1902 in Bexhill.
George was a Carpenter and Joiner employing two people in 1911 and living at St. Heliers, Belle Hill, Bexhill. They had moved there from Holliers Hill, Bexhill after 1901. By 1913 the family had moved to 28 Windsor Road.
Spouse: Sydney married Dorothy Julia Honeysett, born 1895, in 1920 in the Battle district, and they had a child, Kathleen Georgina May Saunders who was born in 1918 and died in 2003.
First World War Experience
Sydney’s service records have not survived and we only know that he was recorded as ‘serving’ in the Bexhill Observer dated 8th May 1915. This article showed a photograph of Sydney and stated that he was a signaller.
The only other record we have is his Medal Rolls Index Card listing him as a driver in the RFA and stating that he had been awarded the Victory Medal and the British Medal. There is also a note on this Card noting “S.W. Badge List RA/3834” but no further details can be found.