Harold G Sanders

Pilot 1434069 R.A.F. Volunteer Reserve

Sergeant Harold George Sanders was the second son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Sanders of 4 Duck Street, Rushden.

He died on 30th June 1943, aged 21 years, and is commemorated at Rushden Cemetery, Grave C.421 with his aunt Ellen.

He was educated at Culford (Bury St Edmunds), and was trained for the building trade at Cambridge.

Before joining the RAFVR he was with the firm of Arthur Sanders Ltd (of which his father was the head).

He was killed in a flying accident while training at an English air station.

The coffin rested overnight at the Park Road Methodist Church.  It was wrapped in a Union Jack, and on it lay the young airman's cap.

The funeral service in the church was conducted by the Rev. N.P.Goldhawk, resident minister, and the Rev. T.H.Johns, Chairman of the District.  The committal service at the cemetery was conducted by Mr Goldhawk, and was also attended by employees of Messrs Arthur Sanders Ltd.

The principal mourners were his parents, Mrs Clark (grandmother), Mr E.March of Dovercourt (uncle), Mrs C.A.Sanders (sister-in-law), Miss E.Sanders and Mrs Clark (aunts), Mr L.Clark (uncle), Miss K.March (cousin), Mr Wilfred Groome, Mrs A.O.Groome and Mr Cyril Skeeles (friends).



[Adapted text courtesy of 'Hearts & Soles']