Charles Phillips Sanders.

Place of Birth                  Southampton.
Date of Birth                    1863.
Marraige                            1899.
Service Number
Rank                                     Second Lieutenant.
Regiment                            Royal Engineers.
Died                                      1918.
Death Location.               Mesopotamia.

Life Before The War.

Charles was born in Southampton 1863 into an affluent family, he married Christine Lloyd of Eton Buckinghamshire in 1899.

They had one son Charles Philips Lloyd Sanders in 1901 who went on to live with his grandfather – Charles father Henry Ingalton John Sanders.

Charles father Henry Ingalton John had his own building business and employed 100 men. Numerous supportive household staff are recorded on the census, he was born at Eton in 1839 and lived in St.Marys / Millbrook and Shirley Hampshire.

Charles mother Eliza Lewis (Lizzie) was born in Southampton in 1839 she died in 1902.

Charles had 5 brothers Ingalton (1869) Juzalton 1870 / Gerard 1872 / Penderelle 1879 / Bernard P (1880) and 1 sister Constance L (1871) .

Gerard married Ethel Marian Duprey (1881-1978),
Ingalton married Agnes Mabel De Jersey (1878).

Military History

He entered service in the Royal Engineers at the rank of Second Lieutenant on 1st April 1917. where he went on to serve in France and  Mesopotamia.

He took part in the Middle East War which ran from 29th October 1914 – 30th October 1918, this was between the Ottoman Empire and the allies among which were the British and the Russians.

Armistice conditions between the allies and the Ottoman Empire began negotiations with the turn of October 1918, it was signed on 30th October 1918 and the war in Mesopotamia was over on 14 November 1918.

Charles was killed on 15th September 1918 and was awarded the Victory Medal and the British Medal.

Memorial Information

He is laid to rest in Basra War Cemetary reference IN8.

Post War Information

On his death his address was given as 89 Avenue Road. St.Johns Wood. Middlesex. His wife Christine inherited his estate.

Further Family Military Information

Charles’ son Charles Phillips Lloyd Sanders married Greta Kate Collier in 1924 at Brentford Middlesex.

He became Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy serving during World War Two on the shore base H.M.S. Tana in Kilingini Kenya (Mombasa). He died on 13th March 1943 and his name is featured on the Portsmouth Royal Naval Memorial. He was awarded the 1939 – 45 Medal. His address was Bower Chalk. Wiltshire.

  • Information researched from Census 1871 – 1911.
  • Marriage records.
  • Forces War Records.
  • Wills and Probate Register.
  • The War Graves Commission.

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