Military Medal G.V.R, (205435 Pte. R. D. Sanderson 7/E. York. R.). British War Medal, Victory Medal (205435 Pte. R. D. Sanderson E. York. R.) 205435 Private R. D. Sanderson, 7/East Yorkshire Regiment MM Fine and polished, pair VF/GVF
Private Sanderson was killed West of Gauchy Wood, which is South of Gouzeacourt on the railway in Quentin Redoubt, during counter attacks and shellfire.
Private Robert Douglas Sanderson MM is remembered with Honour VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL. Panel 4. Pte Sanderson was killed during the battle of EPEHY a full account of which can be found on pages 352,353 & 354 of The East Yorkshire Regiment in The Great War by Everard Wyrall.
Robert Sanderson was born & enlisted in Darlington. His birth was registered in the last quarter of 1898. He was the son of William and Sarah Florence Sanderson.