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Tartan Details - Saunders (Personal)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Saunders (Personal)" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10109
Designer: Sgt Major Wood Hamilton Saunders III
Tartan date: 11/11/2009
Registration date: 27 November 2009
Category: Name
Restrictions: Yes. Only to be worn by males bearing the Saunders name and of the direct line of Henry Saunders of Scotland born in 1693. Additionally those with whom the Saunders serve in the profession of arms with written permission signed by a male descendant of Henry Saunders.



Registration notes: The first red thread represents Henry Saunders, born 1693 in Scotland who was the last Saunders in the family line to have died in Scotland (he fought and died at Culloden Moor). The next threads represent that battle: 16th day (16 light grey threads), April the 4th month (four dark grey threads), 17th century (17 light grey threads), 46th year (46 dark grey threads); the date of the battle. The yellow and black threads represent the eight generations of sons since Henry Saunders to serve in the military or in war until the tartan was created: Henry's son, James, who came to America in the early 1700s, then Gunnell, Aaron, Asa, Augustus, Wood I, Wood II, and the designer, Wood III. The date of design was Veterans Day (UK Remembrance Day). The place of design Kabul, Afghanistan during the war. The Saunders name means 'Sons of Alexander' who ruled in the region sucesfully. Future generations can wear the tartan with pride and recall the family story and military service.
Registrant details: CSM (Ret) Wood Hamilton Saunders The Third, 310 S Washington St, Marion, In, United States, 46952
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