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Cyril Page Gore Saunders, Captain, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Cyril Page Gore Saunders was educated at Eastbourne College and came up in October 1914 as one of 27 freshmen.

Born: Leicester, Leicestershire on 4 May 1894

Fell in action: 27 September 1916

He received a commission in December 1914, spent 10 months with the Loyal North Lancashire regiment before heading to the front in October 1915. According to his obituary while home on a short leave in March 1916, he married Gladys Clayton of Felixstowe.

“[He] was instantly killed by the bursting of a shell on September 27 1916” (Jesus College Society Annual Report, 1917, p36).

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