SAUNDERS, Edwin Henry
(Service number 12541)

Aliases Enlisted as Edwin
First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 27 May 1894 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Dalgety & Co, Waimate
Occupation Stock agent
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Henry SAUNDERS (father), Waimate
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 12th reinforcements, New Zealand Veterinary Corps
Date 6 May 1916
Transport Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 20 November 1957 Age 63 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 55, Plot 988
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edwin Henry Saunders was the son of Henry Saunders of Waimate. He was likely the son of Henry and Catherine Jane née Wilson. Edwin returned to New Zealand in April 1919 per the troopship "Kaikoura". He married Flora Mary Campbell in 1925. Perhaps he was a cousin of Walter Henry Saunders, of Waimate, who also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [10 April 2019]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [11 April 2019]; Oamaru Mail, 2 April 1919

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