Alfred Henry Sanderson, Essex Regiment.

He could be Alfred Henry Sanderson, Essex Regiment. A well researched Ancestry tree gives full details of the man, I cannot be sure but there is a reasonable chance that this is he. The family believe that he was using name Sanders when in Ireland. On the other hand he is reported as a Private in Essex, and the family believed he was in Black and Tans, but there is no reord on RIC roll.

Year of Disappearances show him Missing 6 Sep 1921. Courtmacsherry

1876 Feb 7. Birth at 12 Mill Row, Kingsland Rd, Hackney/Shoreditch, Middlesex

1881 census at 23 Mill Row, St Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England

1891 census at 23 Mill Row, St Leonards, Haggerston, Shoreditch, Middlesex

1898 Married to Esther E Garratt at All Saints Church, Haggerston, both sets parents present, witnessed by Caroline Garratt, Jessie Sanderson and Edward Hounslow . They appear to have had 11 children.

1901 census at Royal Arms, Frimley Road, York town, Camberley, Surrey, England. He is Travelling as Licenced Hawker re Paints, Colours, Oils

1906 Joined 7th Bn Royal E. Kent ('the Buffs') Territorial Force

1907 Living at Herne Bay, Kent. He ran his own paint/oil/colour shop/business

1910 Joined 3/7th Bn (Reserve) Essex Regt.,Territorial Force, Cpl No:1999

1911 census living at 27 Coopers Lane, Leyton, Essex, England

1915 Aug 1. Lands at Lemnos, Greece. Cpl No 1999, B Coy,1/7 Bn Essex Regiment, 161 Brigade, 54 Division, BMEF, Gallipoli Campaign

1915 Aug 10. Lands Suvla Bay

1916 Jun 27 Evacuated wounded/sick to UK, possibly Dec1915 or Jan 1916, Cpl no; 29455, 3/7 (Res) Bn Essex Regt., Later posted to France

1919 Discharged late in 1919 aged 43.

1919 Dec 25. At 120 Alwyn Road, Liverpool. Casual Labourer/Colourman on 2s/day

1920 May 8. Separated from his wife. Essex County Court Judgement , Stratford, against AHS for desertion of wife and children, ordered to pay 2 Pounds/week to Esther plus 12s 6d court costs

1920 Jun Possibly enlists in 'Black and Tans' at 10s/day under A. H. Sanders, returns to Ireland until disbandment 1921. Not heard of by family again, possibly changes name, no death record found, rumoured to have lived until 90 in SW London, Kingston, Surrey . There is no record of him in RIC roll.

1924 May 9. Min of Pensions letter to his estranged wife that "address" of your husband... cannot be furnished by this office" and that "no further payments are due to you from this office". No further word heard of AHS whereabouts,

1966. The family think he might have died then.

British Soldiers missing in Ireland