Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Thomas Brehaut Saunders

In memory of:

Lieutenant Thomas Brehaut Saunders

June 13, 1916

Military Service


Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

13th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Dyce W. Saunders, K.C., and Amy Percival Saunders (nee Brehaut), of 72, Walmer Rd., Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 159 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. A. 25.

Location:

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of Thomas Brehaut Saunders– Lt. Thomas B. Saunders and Isobel Taylor Saunders
  • Photo of Thomas Brehaut Saunders– From The War Book of Upper Canada College, edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during the First World War.
  • Press Clipping– This letter was sent to the father of Lt. Thomas Brehaut Saunders by Lieutenant Colonel Victor Carl Buchanan, DSO, 13th Battalion, Quebec Regiment.  He was later killed in action on September 26th, 1916.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial Tablet– Lt. Thomas Brehaut Saunders is remembered on this brass Memorial Tablet. It was unveiled on May 1, 1921 in memory of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during  the First World War.  Upper Canada College is located in Toronto, Ontario.
  • St Thomas (Anglican) Church– St. Thomas (Anglican) Church, Huron St., Toronto, Ontario.   The octagonal 
Baptistry (1917) houses a central baptismal font, and also serves as a World 
War One memorial for the war dead of this parish. The room includes stained 
glass windows by the Bromsgrove Guild. These show images of medieval 
knights, St. Michael the Archangel and St. George, and a wounded soldier in 
a circa 1914-1918 military uniform standing among red poppies.  Individually 
inscribed wooden war memorial panels line the walls.  Each panel includes 
the name of a war casualty in gilt lettering with rank, unit and date of 
death.
  • War Memorial Window– One of the sets of War Memorial stained glass windows in the St. Thomas 
Church Baptistry.
  • Memorial– A detail of the memorial panel dedicated to Lt. Thomas Brehaut Saunders.  Located in the St. Thomas Church Baptistry, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England
  • Grave marker
  • Cemetery
  • Entrance

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