|Herbert John Sanderson|
In the first quarter of 1901, he married Phoebe Green, born October 15, 1876 in March, Cambridgeshire. He is working that year as a railway goods porter, and by 1911, he is a “railway horse shunter” for the Great Eastern Railway. Phoebe was the daughter of Joseph Green and Phoebe Lefevre Green. She was descended on her mother's side from French Huguenots who settled in the Thorney area of Cambridgeshire in the 17th Century. Herbert and Phoebe had five children, William, Tom, Bert, Olive and Leonard Charles. All were born in March, Cambridgeshire. In 1911, the family is living in South Lynn, Norfolk, and in 1922 they are living in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. The eldest son, William, my grandfather, lists his occupation as “chauffeur” in that year. This is consistent with his own report of having worked on an “estate” before coming to Canada. He also said that his first job was working in a “munitions factory” during W.W.1.