Biography of Private Walter Sandall (95973)
18th Squadron Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)
Formerly 1st/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry (1878)
Died 24th October 1918


  • Name: Walter Sandall
    Date of birth: 1893
    Place of Birth: Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1893
    Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: Edward John Sandall
  • DOB: 1859
  • Place of Birth: Kirkby Underwood, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer

  • Name: Mary Pridmore
  • DOB: 1861
  • Place Of Birth: Dowsby, Lincolnshire, England
  • 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: Walter is living with his parents in Rippingale, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: 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


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

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 23rd November 1918
    SPECIAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE were held in the Parish Church on Sunday, also a memorial service in the afternoon for W. Sandall and C. Sharp.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available
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

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father Edward J

  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal
  • The 15 Star


  • UK:
  • 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

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Military Service Timeline:

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

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    Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • The War Graves Photographic Project

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