Edward Aldborough Saunders
|Captain E.A. Saunders, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Distinguished Service Order (VR);
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal;
King’s South Africa Medal clasps South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902..
MID Lord Roberts 4 September 1901; DSO LG 27 September 1901.
With a five page portfolio of family and service details including a copy of his death
certificate. Edward Aldborough Saunders was officially awarded the DSO “In recognition of
services during operations in South Africa” but his entry in Creagh & Humphris states “It
was probably given in connection with an action against Christian de Wet at Rhenoster River
11 June 1900, when seven Boers surrendered to him single-handed when he was on
reconnaissance duty, and they were handed over by him personally, as prisoners of war, on
the arrival of our troops.” During the Boer War Saunders served as Special Services
Officer, ADC to Major-Generals Pole-Carew and Douglas and Staff Officer graded as
DAAG. Born 7 January 1873. Died of pneumonia 6 March 1934 at Knowle near Fareham,
Saunders entry in "Creagh & Humphris" is shown below: