Private Alfred Saunders

06 Jun 1944

Alfred Saunders was the son of Philip and Emma Saunders, of South Tottenham, Middlesex, he enlisted in the North Staffordshire Regiment, and volunteered for airborne forces.

Pte Saunders successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway, on course number 86 from 4 to 19 October 1943. His course report stated “Cheerful pupil, average performer”. He was posted to 7th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, and took part in operation Overlord (Normandy).

Pte Saunders was killed in action on 6 June 1944, age 24, and was given a field burial at Banouville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 29 May 1945.

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