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Saunderson, Richard Alexander (1916-1942)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Richard Alexander Saunderson (1916-1942), born 29 October 1916, son of Richard Saunderson, Hon. Sec to the Charity Organisation Society, and Alice Saunderson (née Fletcher), of 27 Ladbrook Square, London, later of Godwins House, Berwick St. James, Wiltshire.

 

Siblings:

John Somerset Saunderson (1910-1983)

Bridget Saunderson (1912-)

 

Attended The Old Malthouse School, Langton Matravers, Dorset.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Westcott House) May 1930-July 1933.

 

Farming/Riding instructor.

 

WW2, Trooper, Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales's Own), Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Libya on 11 December 1942, aged 26.

 

Commemorated at:

Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya, 8. D. 23 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2064437/saunderson,-r...

 

St James Church, Berwick St James www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/node/131726

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

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