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Kenneth was the son of George B and Emma Saunders. He had four siblings; George, Ethel, Stanley and Arthur. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, and then Armstrong College.
He obtained a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Northumberland Fusiliers, 16th Battalion and was training at Alnwick in 1914. On New Year's Eve 1914, Kenneth went out riding with a fellow officer on a motorcycle. Returning in the early evening from Newton-on-the-Moor, the bike, after skidding several times, overturned. Kenneth was found dead beneath the vehicle by the side of the road.
Kenneth is buried at St. Andrews' Cemetery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
UK Census registers, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
UK Military Service Records, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
Newcastle University Archives (Roll of Service, Armstrong College Calendars, The Northerner Student Magazine)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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