William Aubrey Santer

Birth: ca June 1888, Battle, Sussex
Father: William SANTER (1864 - 1947 )
Mother: Annie Eliza Bodle (ca 1852 - Mar 1926 )
Spouse: Annie Bean
Marriage: ca Sep 1901
Death: 21 March 1918, France

 

Before the war, William Aubrey Santer was a confectioner's assistant in Battle.  He married Ann Bean in Battle in the summer of 1909, and the couple had  a son in 1909, and a daughter two years later.  His wife died in 1914, but despite having two young children, he still went to fight.  He enlisted as Pte. G/12141 in the 9th Bn Royal Sussex Regiment.  He died on 21 March 1918, one of over 14,000 killed on the Somme between March and August 1918 and he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial.

 

GRO Birth Index: Jun 1888 Battle 2b 65  
GRO Marriage Index: Sep 1909 Battle 2b 140  
1891 Census: 9 Upper Lake, Battle, Sussex RG12/769/15 p1
1901 Census: 10 Upper Lake, Battle, Sussex RG13/876/24 p19
1911 Census: 2 Carriers Yard, Battle, Sussex  

 

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