Colonel H J Sanders DSO MC

Colonel H J SandersCommanded 24th London Regiment (The Queen's) from 18th February 1928 to 18th February 1933.

Harry James Sanders was born on 19th September 1888. He enlisted in August 1914 in 14th Bn The Royal Warwickshire Regiment and served in the ranks.

He was commissioned on 17th September 1915 and served with 3/24th Bn The London Regiment and later with the 1/24th Battalion.

In November 1916 he was awarded the Military Cross and in September 1918 the DSO. He was Mentioned in Despatches.

In 1920 on the re-formation of the 24th Battalion he re-joined and commanded the Battalion from 18th February 1928 to 18th February 1933 when he was promoted Brevet Colonel and transferred to TARO.

In civilian life he was a Chartered Accountant.

For details of his service see 'The Lambeth and Southwark Volunteers' by J M A Tamplin page 355.


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