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VC817   William Edward Sanders

Name   William Edward Sanders   No.      

VC Issue No.   817   Awards   VC   DSO

Regiment   Royal Naval Reserve



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant Commander

Place Of Birth   Auckland, New Zealand

Place Of Death   Off Southern Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes   Lost at sea off Southern Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   22 June 1917

VC Presented   19 June 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Naval War Memorial, Panel 23 Column 1, The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon

Named on War Memorial, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Memorial Sedilia (Seat), St Catherines Church, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Named on Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Muesuem, Auckland, New Zealand

Named on War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand

Named on Family Grave, Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand

Named on Family Grave Memorial, O'Neils Point, Bayswater Avenue, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand

Brass Memorial, Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand

Named on School Gates, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

Sanders Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand

By The Way…

The Sanders Memorial Cup is a Trophy competed for in New Zealand. Its the oldest Yachting Trophy in New Zealand, first being won in 1921

VC Held By

Auckland Institute & Museum, New Zealand



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The First World War

BORN   7 February 1883

DIED   14 August 1917   AGE   34

VC Won   30 April 1917   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Eastern Atlantic Ocean

War/Campaign   First World War 1917