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Sandy, Walter Fawkes

Son of Walter Sandy, retired property broker, and Laura Sophie Sandy, of Ashley Grange, Ashley Down Road. Younger brother of Edith L, and older brother of Ida Elsie.


Sandy was born on 28/07/1891, and attended the School from 1907-1908. He served as a Leading Seaman in the Navy, with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Drake Bn..  He was awarded the Military Medal. Sandy sadly lost his life on 25/03/1918, as a result of the War.


Sandy was awarded the Military Cross on 9th July 1917, Gazette issue 30172, page 6835.


Sandy is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France, Bay 1.



Service History (Findmypast)

Enlisted 24/03/1914

Drake Bn. A/164 (not at Antwerp) 22/08/1914 – 23/05/1915

Gun shot wound left arm and back

Invalided to UK 12/12/1915 (appendicitis)

Drake for BEF Bomber 25/09/1916

Joined Howe Bn. 26/11/2916 – 21/09/1917


Joined Base Depot Calais 26/10/1917 – 03/12/1917

To UK Leave extended to 17/01/1918

Rejoined Howe Bn. 19/01/1918

Joined 7th Entrenching Bn. 22/02/1918

Posted to Drake, Bn. 14/03/1918 – 25/03/1918


Walter Fawkes Sandy

Born: 28 July 1891

School dates: 1907 - 1908

Rank: Leading Seaman

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Drake Bn.

Died: 25 March 1918

Age: 26

Remembered: Arras Memorial, France

Reference: Bay 1

Awarded: Military Medal

Memorial Site Map (CWGC)

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