Herbert Sanger

Surname: Sanger
Other names: Herbert
Other people in this story:
Sarah Sanger
(Mrs) Amtell
Locations in this story:
Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire
Kantara, Egypt
Bournemouth, Hampshire
Christchurch, Hampshire

Story:
Herbert Sanger was born at Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire on 7 Sep 1890 the son of Sarah Sanger. (There was no father mentioned on the baptism record.) He had previous service with the Royal Engineers (Service No. 12875) and was on Reserve. He was embodied on 6 Sep 1914 and re-joined his Regiment but was soon transferred to the Leinster Regiment on 18 Sep 1914 (Service No. 1300). On the 16 Nov 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 until 3 May 1919 when he became a stores clerk with yet another change of Service No. 325435. He was demobilized on 7 July 1919 and eventually went to live at 15 Livingstone Road, Pokesdown, Bournemouth, Hampshire. He was awarded the Victory and British Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He died in 1969 at Christchurch, Hampshire.

(Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.)

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