|1. Memorial:||Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Flanders||Panel 9|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.134|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||51A GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :He was the only son of George Paris Sandeman of 42 Kensington Square, London and Ethel Moore Sandeman, nee Mason.
Education & Career :
He entered Sergeant's House at Winchester College from Sandroyd School and became a Commoner Prefect. He played in Commoner XV and stood on Dress for VI.
In 1906 he went up to University College, Oxford,
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 1st/2nd London Battery Royal Garrison Artillery|
|Action : The Battles of Ypres 1915 (Second Ypres)|
22 April - 25 May 1915. On the 22nd April 1915 the Germans used poison gas at Ypres. This was the first 'official' use of gas and took the Allies by surprise. After initial success capitalising on the confusion and horror of this weapon, a heroic stand, initially by the Canadians and then supported by British and Indian Battalions, held the German advance. However it became clear that the Germans had achieved a tactical advantage and eventually the British were forced to retire to more a more defendable perimeter closer to Ypres. These positions were on the last ridges before Ypres and their loss would have resulted in the loss of the town and possibly open the Channel coast to German occupation with disastrous consequences for the re-supply of the BEF.
He fell at St. Julien, near Ypres, on April 22nd, 1915, the first day of the Second Battle of Ypres. Sandeman's place of burial is unknown but he is commemorated on Panel 9 of the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Royal Crown No. 3133 E.C.||London|
|Joined :||Quadratic No. 1691 E.C.||Middlesex|
6th February 1911
3rd April 1911
2nd October 1911
Initiated into Royal Crown Lodge No. 3133 in 1911, listed as a Lieutenant and resident at Kensington. The contribution record shows "Killed in action."
Listed as a Solicitor and resident at West London when he was joined to Quadratic Lodge No. 1691. His war service is shown followed by the note "Died Apl 22.1915."
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley