Captain George Sandeman, Ist Royal Hampshire


Captain George Amelius Crawshay Sandeman

3rd Battalion Royal Hampshire Regiment (att. 1st Battalion)

Missing in action 26 April 1915

Aged 32

Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres.

George Sandeman was the son of Lieutenant Colonel George G Sandeman and his wife, Amy of Fonab, Perthshire.

His mother died in 1882 and his father in 1905 – when he inherited the family’s Scottish estate. He lived at 24 Grosvenor Gardens, London.

He was a barrister and his name appears on the war memorial at the Temple church in London.

A pupil of Eton and Christ Church College, Oxford, he also played first-class cricket for Hampshire, appearing three times for the county in 1913. In 1914 he played for the MCC and the Free Foresters – representing the former against Oxford University and the latter against both Oxford and Cambridge.

Sandeman was a left-arm slow bowler, whose bowling average over his six first-class games was 48.40.

He wrote two books, Metternich and Calais Under English Rule.

He was also an officer in the 3rd (TA) battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. At the time of his death, however, he was serving with the 1st Battalion. He was killed during the second battle of Ypres, near Zonnebeke.

A memorial service was held for Captain Sandeman on 3 June 1915 at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square.

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