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Boer War Prisoners

iainsanders2

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Hi,
I've just received a photocopy of an article in the Walsall Observer dated 8/5/1915, it's about my gr. grandfather Sgt. John Sanders/Saunders, 8990 who was killed in WW1, with the 1/5 South Staffordshire Regiment.
It also states that he fought and, was captured in the Boer War and, he was awarded 3 medals and, 7 bars.
Is their a database which holds prisoners names, also medal rolls or muster lists, i've tried the National Archives but, not had any success yet.

I'm taking it for granted that he was with the Suoth Staffords in the Boer War aswell.

Iain
 

gibbo

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Hi Iain,
I see why you have both names on the post. I found him on one site under Saunders and on another under Sanders. you may already have the info as below but just in case i have added it. I will see what i can find on the Boer War part for you.

Name: SANDERS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: South Staffordshire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 27/04/1915
Service No: 8990
Additional information: Husband of Hannah Sanders, of 85, High Rd., Lane Head, Wolverhampton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 13.
Cemetery: DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

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Hi Gibbo,
Sorry to have taken so long to answer, been working away from home.
I'm still looking for info on him but, not having a lot of luck. There is a chance that he served with another regiment in the Boer war.
Iain
 

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