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Place of Birth: Scarborough, Yorkshire
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: King Edward’s Own Gurkha Rifles, 2nd (The Sirmoor Rifles)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion Machine Gun Coy
Division: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division
Date of Death: 1915-10-13
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. E. 11.
CWGC Cemetery: GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: RATHMELL, YORKSHIRE
Gordon Sanderson was the son of William and Alice Maud Sanderson, née Watson. William was born at Great Ayton and Alice at York, Yorkshire.
1891 Scarborough, Yorkshire Census: 15, Fulford Road - Gordon Sanderson, aged 4 years, born Scarborough, son of William and Alice M. Sanderson.
1901 Oakham, Rutland Census: Grammar School - Gordon Sanderson, aged 14 years, born Scarborough, Yorkshire. School-boy.
Gordon was married to Agnes Robertson Cowie in 1909.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: 2nd Lieutenant Gordon Sanderson, Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached to 15th Sikhs. Theatre of War first served in: France. Died of Wounds.
Gordon is commemorated in Oakham School Chapel.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
SANDERSON, Lieutenant Gordon, aged 28, Machine Gun Section of 2nd Ghurkhas, son of Mr. Wm. Sanderson of Rathmell.
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Lieutenant Gordon SANDERSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King Edward’s Own Gurkha Rifles, 2nd (The Sirmoor Rifles)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division
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