|1. Memorial:||Hautrage Military Cemetery||I. B. 12.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.134|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||35D GQS|
Awards & Titles:
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 1/Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)|
1st Battalion August 1914 : in Dublin. Part of 13th Brigade in 5th Division. 15 August 1914 : landed at Le Havre. December 1917 : moved with Division to Italy. Returned to France April 1918.
|Action : The Battle of Mons and subsidiary actions|
23 - 24 August 1914. The BEF had its first encounter with the German Army at Mons. Using the defensive barrier of the Mons Conde Canal the BEF was able to delay the German advance partly through the accuracy and speed of its rifle fire, and partly through the heroism of individuals. The first VC?s of the war were awarded at Mons. Eventually the position at Mons became untenable and the BEF slipped away to start its long retreat to the Marne.
COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR WALTER BERTRAM SAUNDERS 1 BATTN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Military Jubilee No. 2195 E.C.||East Kent|
27th November 1907
30th December 1907
29th January 1908
Listed as a 29 year old Colour Sergeant stationed at Dover. "Killed in action Aug 1914. Battle of Mons."
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley