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, 1890, 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


  • Lincolnshire Echo Friday 12th September 1919
    At Rippingale it is proposed to make a house to house collection for the War Memorial Cross, to be erected at the estimated cost of £250, to the honoured memory of those who served in the great war, especially the fallen, those whp made the supteme sacrifice from here being: Arthur Hill, George Hill, Frank Kime, George Daff Pollard, John William Sandall, Walter Sandall, Charles Sharpe, Walter Scarborough, and Arthur Thompson.

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

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Effects Left To

  • Father Edward J

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


  • UK:
  • Rippingale, outside memorial at St Andrew’s Church


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