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Serre Military Cemetery, The Somme, FranceCasualties listed with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


The records on this page were as listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission externa llink. and further details about each cemetery can be found from the Search facility on its web site.

Also, in many instances photographs of either the headstone or memorial may be found on the War Graves Photographic Project external link. website.


Ploegsteert Memorial:

GANDER, Private, Frederick Charles, 69536. 23rd Northumberland Fusiliers. 9th April 1918. Age 18. Son of Mr. E. and Mrs. E. GANDER, of 3, Weybridge St., Culvert Rd., Battersea, London.

Tyne Cot Memorial:

GANDER, Private, Frank, G/39870. 1st Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.). 24th September 1917.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial:

GANDER, Private, Ernest, G/13805. 13th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment. 31st July 1917. Age 19. Son of Edwin Alfred and Annie GANDER, of 4, Hillside Cottages, White Hill Rd., Crowborough, Sussex.

GANDER, Private, John Thomas, 1755. 'A' Sqdn. I1th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars. 1st November 1914. Age 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. GANDER, of 31, Wilton Rd., Ilford, Essex.


Alamein Memorial:

GANDER, Private, Leonard Arthur, 6097138. 2nd Bn. The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey). 21st November 1941. Age 24. Son of Charles and Elizabeth GANDER; husband of Daisy Florence GANDER, of Portslade, Sussex. Column 54.


Thiepval Memorial:

GANDAR, Rifleman, William Gustave, 471246. 1st/12th Bn. London Regt (The Rangers). 1st July 1916.

Arras Memorial:

GANDER. Private, Albert Nelson, 55954. 18th Bn. Welch Regiment. 24th March 1918. Age 28. Son of Albert Nelson GANDER and Ruth Jane GANDER, of 18, Commercial Rd., Eastbourne.

GANDER, Private, John, 50671. 12th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment. 3rd May 1917.

GANDAR-DOWER, 2nd Lt. Leonard Francis. 2nd Bn. Hon. Artillery Company. 3rd May 1917.

Cambrai Memorial, Louverval:

GANDER, Private, Charles, 25707. 13th Bn. East Surrey Regiment. 26th November 1917. Age 20. Son of James and Annie GANDER, of 3, Wickham Terrace, Hurst Wickham, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.

Cambrin Churchyard Extension:

GANDER, Private, Percy Albert, TF/1928. "D" Coy. 1st/5th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed accidentally 31st May 1915. Age 19. Son of Edwin Alfed and Annie GANDER, of 4, Hillside Cottage, White Hill Rd., Crowborough, Sussex. D.35.

Etaples Military Cemetery:

GANDER, Second Lieutenant, Leslie Stephen, 1st/4th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders. Died of wounds 5th June 1918. Age 24. Son of Philip and Jane Ada GANDER, of Uckfield, Sussex. XXVIII. N.II.

Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery:

GANDER, Serjeant, R. W., 201175. 3rd/4th Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). 30th December 1917. Age 23. Son of Alfred William and Martha Maria GANDER, of 8, Thomas St., Tunbridge Wells. VIII. E.2.

Le Cateau Military Cemetery:

GANDER, Private, F. A., 541199. 2nd/6th Bn. Manchester Regiment. 27th March 1918. V.B.5.

Le Touret Memorial:

GANDER, Private, Charles Edward, TF/2804. lst/5th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment. 9th May 1915.

Meteren Military Cemetery:

GANDER, Private, J. V., 5032. 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). 14th January 1915. 11. N.350.

Pozieres British Cemetery:

GANDER, Private, John Henry, 820. 22nd Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 27th July 1916. III. H.28.

St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension:

GANDER, Private, T., SD/2092, 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment. 6th April 1918. B.11.

Ste. Marie Cemetery:

GANDER, Sapper, John Henry, 235589. Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died of accidental injuries 28th May 1917. Age 17. Son of Richard John and Emma GANDER, of 180, Church Rd., Hove, Sussex. Div. 62. I.D.3.

Villers Bretonneux Memorial:

GANDER, Private, George Robert, 6795. 52nd Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I:.F. 5th April 1918. Age 23. Son of William John and Jane GANDER, of Neil St., Toowoomba, Queensland.

Vis-en-artois Memorial, Haucourt:

GANDER, Private, Albert Edward, G/68525. 7th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.). 8th August 1918.


Kiel War Cemetery:

GANDER, Sgt. W.Op./Air Gnr., Owen Sandford, 552107. 83 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 2nd July 1940. Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. GANDER, of South Kensington, London. Coll. grave 3.A. 13-16.


Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial:

GANDER, Bombardier, Jesse, 23501. 60th Heavy Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. 28th December 1915. Age 28. Son of Albert and Annie GANDER, of Jesamine Cottage, Brook St., Cuckfield, Sussex. Face 5. Buried in Roorkee Cemetery.


Ambon War Cemetery:

GANDER, Sapper, Harold David, QX10747. A.I.F. 2/11 Field Coy., Royal Australian Engineers. 18th July 1944. Age 25. Son of Sydney James GANDER and Lilian Lucy GANDER, of Cowplain, Portsmouth, England. 24. C.14.


Ramleh War Cemetery:

GANDER, Captain A.S.C., (A.Obs. Post Pilot), D F C, 190850. Royal Artillery, attached to 651 A.O.P. Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 4th September 1946. Age 29. Son of Archer and Henrietta GANDER; husband of Gladys May GANDER, of Hook, Surbiton, Surrey. 7. I. 7.


Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio:

GANDER, Sapper, Frederick Arthur, 14516959. 252 Field Coy., Royal Engineers. 24th April 1944. Age 37. Son of Henry George and Clara GANDER; husband of Beatrice May GANDER, of Worthing, Sussex. I.H.1.


Knightsbridge War Cemetery:

GANDER, Private, Percy, 6097139. 2nd Bn, The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey). 29th November 1941. Age 26. Son of Horace and Helen GANDER; husband of Ann GANDER, of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. 8. G.22.

Papua New Guinea

Lae War Cemetery:

GANDER, Private, Horace Arthur, NX50592. A.I.F. 2/33 Bn. Australian Infantry. 11th October 1943. Age 35. Son of Albert John and Lucy Anne GANDER, of Randwick, New South Wales. IA. D.8.

South Africa

Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery:

GANDER, Staff Quartermaster Serjeant (WO.II), Alfred John, 547021. The Cheshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. 16th September 1941. Age 42. European Sec. Block F. Grave 211.


Helles Memorial:

GANDER, Driver, Charles, 2090. 1st/3rd (Kent) Field Coy. Royal Engineers. 28th October 1915.

United Kingdom

Brighton (Lewes and Bear Road) Borough Cemetery:

GANDER. Private. Joseph, 7386. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). 24th February 1919. Age 29. Husband of Annie Norah Margaret GANDER, of 29, Clifton St., Brighton. ZIE.56.

Chatham Memorial:

GANDAR, Petty Officer, Bertram James, 196244. H.M.S. HAWKE. Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 15th October 1914. Age 34. Son of G.T. and C. GANDAR, of 53, St John's Hill Grove, Clapham Junction, London, husband of Ethel Ellen Gandar, of 187, St. John's Hill, Clapham Junction, London.

GANDER, Able Seaman, George Arthur, 191637. (RFR/GH/B/8057). R.N. H.M.S. 'Foyle'. Royal Navy. Killed by mine explosion in Straits of Dover 15th March 1917. 21.

GANDER, Able Seaman, Reginald John, J/1747. H.M.S. 'Vanguard'. Royal Navy. Killed by internal explosion of vessel at Scapa Flow 9th July 1917. 21.

Hurstpierpoint New Cemetery:

GANDER, Sergeant, Noel Thomas, 1250546. 78 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 14th March 1942. Age 21. Son of Thomas and Rowena GANDER, of Hurstpierpoint. Plot G. Grave 66.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial:

GANDER, Leading Stoker, James, 307215. 'H.M.S. Hampshire', Royal. Navy. Killed.'by mine explosion, off Orkneys 5th June 1916. Age 32. Son of Charles and Eliza GANDER, of 55 Hanover Terrace, Brighton. 16.

GANDER, Leading Stoker, Charles Ernest, P/KX 102401. H.M S Javelin Royal Navy. 29th November 1940. Age 39. Son of Henry and Alice GANDER, of Brighton, Sussex; husband of Annie Alice GANDER, of Brighton, Sussex. Panel 41, Column 3.

GANDER, Leading Steward, Ronald Victor, P/LX 20037. H.M.S. Javelin Royal Navy. 29th November 1940. Age 34. Husband of Lilian Beatrice GANDER. Panel 43, Column 2.

GANDER, Able Seaman, William Clement, P/JX 261573. H.M.S. President III (lost in S.S. Stonepool) Royal Navy. 11th September 1941. Age 27. Son of David and Rosemary Annie GANDER, of Battle, Sussex; husband of Lillian Mary GANDER, of Battle, Sussex. Panel 48, Column L.

Runnymede Memorial:

GANDER, Sergeant, Alfred, 1320955. 161 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 2nd October 1942. Age 20. Son of Amos and Margret(sic) GANDER, of Brighton, Sussex. Panel 83.

GANDER, Sergeant, Arthur Frederick, R/169746. 427 Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. 19th November 1943. Age 20. Son of Arthur E. and Gladys GANDER, of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Panel 186.

GANDER, Sergeant, Frank William, 1418028. 53 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 5th February 1944. Age 20. Son of Sydney James GANDER and Lilian Lucy GANDER, of Cowplain, Hampshire. Panel 229.

GANDER, Sergeant, Peter Edwin, 648878. 229 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 24th December 1943. Age 22. Son of Joseph and Anne Lucy GANDER, of Partridge Green, Sussex. Panel 150.

Rusper (St. Mary Magdalene) Churchyard:

GANDER, Corporal, William Roy, 2358931. Royal Corps of Signals, 8th June 1945.

St. Gerrans Churchyard:

GANDER, Ordinary Seaman, Jonathan Charles, D/JX 192102. H.M.S. FORTE Royal Navy. 16th December 1940. Age 34. Son of William Charles and Mary Ann GANDER, husband of Dorothy Lilian GANDER, of Reading, Berkshire.

Civilian War Dead

County Borough of Brighton:

GANDER, Civilian, Albert, Civilian War Dead. 9th April 1941. Age 62. of 14 George Street Gardens. Son of the late Frederick GANDER, of 8 Windsor Street, at 14 George Street Gardens.

Metropolitan Borough of Deptford:

GANDER, Civilian, Charles Richard, Civilian War Dead. 25th June 1944. Age 63. Husband of Henrietta Louise GANDER, of 35 Gosterwood Street, at 35 Gosterwood Street.