Samuel Archie SAUNDERS


SAUNDERS, Samuel Archie

Service Number: 6831
Enlisted: 5 January 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 14th Machine Gun Company
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 6 February 1886
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Pulteney Street School,Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Motor Mechanic
Died: Died of wounds, France, 14 August 1916, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Plot: VIII. B. 139., Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ceduna Denial Bay and Districts WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

5 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Liverpool, New South Wales
16 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 6831, 301st Company Mechancial Transport, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 6831, 301st Company Mechancial Transport, HMAT Karoola, Sydney
14 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 6831, 14th Machine Gun Company, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Wendy James

The late Sgt Samuel Archie Saunders was the son of the the late John Barnett and Rachel Saunders.  He was the older brother to Julie, Brahham (pre-deceased Archie) and Leila.



The late Sgt. S. A. Saunders was the eldest and only surviving son of the late Mr. J. B. Saunders. He left Sydney in June, 1915, as a motor driver in the expeditionary forces. In the following October, as a corporal, he entered a school of instruction for machine guns, and, after three weeks, entered for an examination, and received a first-class certificate. Later he passed his final examination with credit, and was placed on the staff of instructions. In June last he left Egypt for France, where he was wounded in July in the chest and an arm, and died in that country on August 14." - from the Adelaide Observer 23 Sep 1916 (