James H Sandall

James H Sandall outlined   

Full name: James Hosking Sandall

Date of birth: 11 July 1882

Date of death: 23 July 1917 (Aged 35)

Location of death: Unknown

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant/Captain - Royal Garrison Artillery

Position at Lloyd's Register: Clerical Staff, London office

Any other details:

Appointed to Lloyd's Register staff on 1 January 1900.

Elected Captain of the Lloyd's Register tennis club in 1914.

Sandall spent a total of eight months in France. His date of deployment was 15 December 1916.

De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914 - 1924:

Capt., 229th Siege Battery, R.G.A., 2nd s. of the late Frederick Sandall (d. 6 Feb. 1917), by his wife, Emerentia Maria Petronella, dau. of Professor Schneither; b. Dulwich, London, S.E. 11 July, 1882; educ. Forest Hill House   School (Rev. Ryder Bird, M.A.); was employed at Lloyd's Shipping Register; joined the R.N.A.S in the spring of 1915; gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.G.A July 1916, and Capt. Dec. 1916; served with the Expeditionary force in France and Flanders from that month, and died 23 July, 1917, from wounds received in action the previous day.

Sandall's commanding officer wrote: 'The men who brought him in when he was wounded were full of admiration for his fine courage, as he never made a moan the whole time, and even thanked them each separately for their trouble".

Sandall's grave can be found at the Lijssenthoek Cemetery, Belgium. For further burial details, including Sandall's grave registration report, visit his portal on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

More information about Sandall can be found on the Imperial War Museum's Lives of the First World War website or at The National Archives.

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