Remembrance Sunday

In memory  of

My great grandfather, John William Saunders (1875-1920) of the

17th Battalion Kings’ Royal Rifle Regiment.

He was  wounded and taken prisoner in 1917. He died in 1920 and is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery.

The CWGC headstone for my great grandfather, John William Saunders. (Chingford Mount Cemetery, London E4)

Thanks to my cousin Lynn for the use of this photograph.



My half great uncle Leonard Eric Mason, (1908- 1944) Flying Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

He was killed when Lancaster  ND879  was shot down  on 23rd May 1944.

He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Thanks to John Mason for these two photographs.

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3 Responses to Remembrance Sunday

  1. Jane Pegg says:

    Lovely tribute to John William Saunders, my great great uncle.


    • Hello Jane,
      Thank you for your kind comment. I wish I had a photograph of him but I believe all those that my grandparents had were destroyed when their house was bombed during the Blitz in WW2.
      How are we connected?

      • Jane Pegg says:

        Hello Anne

        John is the brother of my great grandad Robert Albert Saunders, the father of my grandad Edward Saunders, his daughter Irene is my mum!

        I too, have no photos, not even of Robert Albert.

        I guess we are related somehow!


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