Photograph and extra information courtesy of Graham Davies.

Stanley is not remembered on the war memorial at ChristchurchPark.


Born: 19th August 1887, 23, Cobbold Street, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Death accepted for official purposes: 20th July 1916; age 28; Died of Wounds. Stanley was wounded on the 16th July, he was left where he fell as the battalion had to move on. Reported missing on the 20th July.

Residence: ‘Tanylan’ near lake Llynllechowen, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Enlistment Location: Tumble, Carmarthenshire; date: 7th September 1914; age: 27; Religion: Wesleyan. Height: 5ft 3 3/4ins, dark complexion, grey eyes & dark hair. Next of Kin: Thomas Saunders, of 21, Leopold Road, Ipswich.

Joined at Cardiff – 8th September 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 34121.

Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 10th Battalion.

Formerly 13766, Welsh Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 4A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas Saunders; husband of Miriam Saunders, of Tanylan, Maesybont, Gorslas, Carmarthenshire.




1891   2, Norfolk Terrace, Gillingham Road, Gillingham, Kent.


Stanley was 3 years old and living with his parents.

Thomas Saunders, a Sick Bay Steward – Royal Navy, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Rhodda Emily Saunders (nee Crunden), 27, born Ipswich.


1901   Mayford Industrial School, Woking, Surrey.


Stanley was 13 years old, a Scholar and Inmate at the Reformatory School for boys.


1911   Wern, Llaudovery, Carmarthenshire.


Stanley was 23 years old, a Cow Man on a Farm. He was living with his employer, 50 year old, Morgan Williams, a Farmer, and his family.


Stanley’s mother, Rhodda Saunders became a patient at the Ipswich Lunatic Asylum, Foxhall Road. His father, Thomas Saunders was a Sick Bay Steward in the Royal Navy for 22 years – 1873 – 1894.


On the 30th December 1914, at St. Lleian’s Church, Gorslas, Carmarthenshire, 27 year old Stanley, a Private in the Army, residing at St. Alban’s, Bournemouth, married 36 year old, Miriam Davies, from Bryncoch, Gorslas, born 1878, Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire.


Stanley is remembered on the war memorial at Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, Wales.





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