Alexander Saunders, 6 Upper Shader
Private ALEX SAUNDERS
Last address in Lewis: 6 Upper Shader,
Son of Malcolm and Alexandra Ann Macdonald Saunders, of 6, Upper Shader, Barvas,
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 317185
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 8 July 1916 at the age of 22
Died of fever at Persian Gulf
Interred: Amara War Cemetery, grave II. D. 10
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Previously wounded twice in France
Alexander appears in the 1901 census at 6 Upper Shader, aged 6, the son of Malm [Malcolm] (40), Alexanderina (35) and brother of Chirsty (11), Donald (8), Roderick (4), John (2) and Mary Ann (2 months).
His brother Donald also served in the Seaforths. He was wounded 4 times and taken POW in March 1918; Roderick was in the RNR, and John in the Trawler section of the RNR. These three all survived the war.