William Sanders

Company Sergeant Major

Canadian Expeditionary Force 859982  

Notes
William was born on 7th August 1888, at Crich, to Francis and Rose Sanders. Some time between 1901 and 1911 the family suffered some form of upheaval as Francis and Rose were living apart in 1911. The indications are that, in July 1901 William was sent to Canada aboard SS Numidian when he was only thirteen. The passenger list shows all the passengers to be children.

In April 1913 he married Harriett Annie Pearle Allen at Brandon, Manitoba. The 1916 census shows him aged twenty-seven living with Hattie in Saskatchewan. He was a farmer and both were Methodists.

William attested on 19th April 1916 at Winnipeg when he was working as a lumber merchant; his address was Eugenie Street, Norwood, Winnipeg. Previously he had served three years with the 13th Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery and was in the militia serving with the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada. He was 5 foot 8 inches tall with grey eyes and fair hair. In September 1919 he was declared medically unfit.

The 1921 census recorded him with his wife, Hattie, and three children, working as a farmer with Canadian nationality after emigrating to Canada in 1902.

Attestation papers Canada
Born 7 August 1888 at Crich, he attested 19 April 1916 at Winnipeg. His wife was Harriet Annie Sanders and he worked as a lumber merchant. His address was Eugenie Street, Norwood, Winnipeg. Previously he had served three years with the 13th Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery and was in the militia serving with the 79th C.H. of C. He was 5 foot 8 inches tall with grey eyes and fair hair.
In September 1919 he was declared medically unfit.

He married Harriett Annie Pearle Allen on 7 April 1913 at Brandon, Manitoba.

The only William Sanders, born about 1888, found on the Passenger Lists arriving Canada in about 1902 was aboard ss Numidian which sailed from Liverpool on 18 July 1901 for Montreal. The list was all children aged between 7 and 11, including William Sanders with an aged shown as 11.


CENSUS INFORMATION

1891: Nottingham

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Francis L Sanders Head 42 Wood working machinist Nottingham
Rosa E Sanders wife 42   Birchwood, Derbyshire
Thomas L Sanders son 15 Butcher Carrington, Notts
William Sanders son 12   Crich
Elizabeth L Sanders daughter 10   Crich
John Sanders son 9   Lenton, Notts
Frank Sanders son 5   Radford, Notts
Edward Sanders son 1   Radfords, Notts

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1916 Census: Saskatchewan
William Sanders (27) Hattie (24). He was a farmer and both were Methodists. Also with them was Walter J.Sanders (25) also a farmer and Methodist from England

1921 Census: Saskatchewan
William Sanders (33) with Hattie (29), William (4) Florence (3) and George (1). He emigrated to Canada in 1902 and had Canadian Nationality, race English. He was a farmer.