Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Charles Saunders

In memory of:

Gunner William Charles Saunders

September 27, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

300124

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

2nd Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

January 26, 1897

Son of Thomas and Margaret Saunders, of Woodroffe, Ontario.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

II. C. 23.

Location:

Contay is a village in the Department of the Somme on the main road, Amiens to Arras. The CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY lies on the left (north east) side of the road to Franvillers. There are no access problems. There is a CWGC road sign next to the church and square of the village and next to the D23, Franvillers - Corbie, sign. The distance from the CWGC sign to the Cemetery is approximately 650 metres.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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