Donhead St. Andrew Church

Herbert Sanger

Surname: Sanger
Other names: Herbert
Other people in this story:
Sarah Sanger
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Kantara, Egypt
Livingstone Road, Pokesdown, Bournemouth, Hampshire
Christchurch, Hampshire
Higher Berry Court, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire

Herbert Sanger was born at Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire on 7th September 1890, the son of Sarah Sanger. (There was no father mentioned on the baptism record.) Before the war he had served with the Royal Engineers (Service No. 12875) and was on Reserve. He was embodied on 6th September 1914 and re-joined his Regiment but was soon transferred to the Leinster Regiment on 18th September 1914 (Service No. 1300). He was posted to the Middle East Theatre on 21 Sep 1915 and served in Salonica. On the 16th November 1917 he was transferred back to the Royal Engineers (Railway Operating Division) (Service No. WR/288557). He underwent training at Kantara, Egypt, and qualified as a Petrol Engine Driver. On 3rd May 1919 he became a stores clerk with yet another change of Service No. 325435. He was demobilized on 7th July 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. By the 1921 Census he had moved to Higher Berry Court, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, where he was described as Bricklayer's Labourer (out of work). Shortly after by 1923 he had moved to 15 Livingstone Road, Pokesdown, Bournemouth, Hampshire, and was still registered there in 1939. He remain single throughout his life. His death during 1969 was registered in Christchurch, Hampshire.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.


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