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Walter Sandall

Biography of Private Walter Sandall (95973)
18th Squadron Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)
Formerly 1st/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry (1878)

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Walter Sandall

Date of Birth:

Place of Birth:
Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth Registration:
Apr – Jun 1893

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for Walter has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
Edward John Sandall

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Kirkby Underwood, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Farm Labourer

Mother’s Name:
Mary Pridmore

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Dowsby, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1881 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
John William Sandall, 1882, Kirkby Underwood
Emily Sandall, 1885, Kirkby Underwood
Harriet Annie Sandall, 1886, Kirkby Underwood
Sarah Elizabeth Sandall, 1887, Kirkby Underwood
Herbert Sandall, 1889, Kirkby Underwood
Albert Sandall, 1891, Rippingale
Walter Sandall, 1893, Rippingale
Mabel Sandall, 1895, Rippingale
Norris Sandall, 1901, Rippingale

1901 Census:
Walter is living with his parents in Rippingale

1911 Census:
Walter is living with the Whatton family in Scredington. The census gives him an age of 18 and he is listed as a Horseman on farm.

Relatives in services:
Walter’s brother’s John and cousins John Thomas Wyer, Edmund Wyer, William Wyer, Robert Wilson Wyer and Harry Sandall also fought and was killed in WW1. His brother John can be found on our page dedicated to the Rippingale War Memorial. William, Edmund, Robert and Harry can be found on the Haconby War Memorial and John on the Kirkby Underwood War Memorial.

Newspaper Mentions:
None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers:

WW1 Soldier’s Records:

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Walter Sandall, 95973, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) was killed in action on 24th October 1918 in the Asiatic Theatre.

Pension Records:
Not yet Available

Medal Card Index:
Walter’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal
The 15 Star


Rippingale, outside memorial at St Andrew’s Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Private Walter Sandall, 95973, 18th Squadron Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) who died on 24 October 1918.
Remembered with Honour Beirut War Cemetery
Grave Ref: Bay 3 and 4

More information:

Walter Sandall
Beirut War Cemetery

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.