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VC722   George Sanders

BORN   8 July 1894

DIED   4 April 1950   AGE   55

VC Won   1 July 1916   AGE   20

Place VC Won   Near Thiepval, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   George Sanders   No.   3203   

VC Issue No.   722   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   West Yorkshire Regiment, 1/7th Battalion


Now   1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   New Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   St James Hospital, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Cottingley Hall Crematorium, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Cremated   Cottingley Hall Crematorium, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   6 April 1950

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Lawn One

Gazetted   9 September 1916

VC Presented   18 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named On Victoria Cross Memorial, Centenary Square, Leeds, Yorkshire

By The Way…

He won his Victoria Cross one week before his 21st Birthday

VC Held By

Not Known



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