William SANDERS 1919 – 1945
2010174 Sapper William Sanders, Royal Engineers died 14 September 1945 aged 25 and is buries in Etherley [St. Cuthbert] Churchyard, Bishop Auckland and is commemorated on the War Memorial in St. Cuthbert’s Church, Etherley. 
William was born 24 December 1919, the son of William and Elizabeth Sanders and brother to Ada and George. In 1939, the family lived at Pansy Villa, Etherley Grange. William senior was a general labourer, Ada is recorded as employed as a hairdresser, William was a “coach painter” and George, a “coach builder”. In 1944, William married Irene B.M. Foster.
The service record of Sapper William Sanders has not been researched. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unknown.
Sapper William Sanders, Royal Engineers is buried at grave reference 471, Etherley [St. Cuthbert] Churchyard, Bishop Auckland and is commemorated on the War Memorial in St. Cuthbert’s Church, Etherley.
 Commonwealth War Graves Commission
 1939 England & Wales Register and England & Wales Birth Index 1916-2007 Vol.10a p.599 1920 Q1 Auckland
 1939 England & Wales Register
 England & Wales Marriage Index 1916-2005 Vol.10b p.528 1944Q2 Durham Western