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Saggerson, A, E., L/Sgt., 1944

Whitley Seaside Chronicle & Visitors' Gazette

At the Sangro River War Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 2327499 Lance Sergeant Archibald Ernest Saggerson serving with the 8th Air Formation Signals, Royal Corps of Signals who died 02/08/1944.

Archibald Ernest was born in 1906, and was the second son of Robert Ernest, (born 1877, Middlesbrough) and Mary Saggerson, (born 1879 Newcastle-upon-Tyne), residing at 3 Albert Terrace, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England. They were married in 1904.

Archibald was husband of Kathleen Joicey [nee Hewitt], Saggerson, of Leeds, Yorkshire and they were married in 1931.

Whitley Seaside Chronicle & Visitors' Gazette 25/08/1944:

'SAGGERSON. In August, on active service in Italy, aged 38, L. Sgt. Royal Corps Signals Archbold (sic) (Archie), very dearly loved husband of Mrs. and the late Mr. E. L. Saggerson, 3 Albert Terrace, Whitley Bay.

Whitley Seaside Chronicle and Visitors' Gazette Friday, 01/09/1944:

'Killed in Italy.
Mrs. Kathleen Saggerson, of Leeds, has received news that her husband, L. Sgt. Archibald Ernest Saggerson, Royal Corps Signals, son of Mrs. M. Saggerson, of Albert Terrace, Whitley Bay, and the late Mr. E. L. Saggerson, has been killed in Italy.

L.Sgt. Saggerson, a member of the Territorials at the outbreak of war, was called up for immediate service. He escaped from France three weeks after Dunkirk and was shortly afterwards sent to the Middle East.

Formerly associated with local football circles as a member of Rockcliffe Rugby Football Club, L.Sgt. Sanderson was 38 years old.'

Research: Angela Conroy/James Pasby

Archibald Ernest Saggerson is remembered at Whitley Bay on W84.01

The CWGC entry for Lance Sergeant Saggerson

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