John Lindsay SANDFORD MC

SANDFORD, John Lindsay

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: Royal Field Artillery
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 4 November 1890
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Queens School, St. Peters School, and Wesley College Melbourne
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: South Australia, 30 July 1960, aged 69 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement Royal Field Artillery

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Captain John Lindsay Sandford served with the Royal Field Artillery (British Army).


A cable message was received last week from Lieutenant J. Lindsay Sandford, intimating that he had been awarded the Military Cross. Lieutenant Sandford left here in September, 1915, and offered his services to the military authorities in London, and after undergoing training received a commission in the Royal Field Artillery. He was in camp for some months in England, and nine months ago proceeded to France, where he has been continuously on service. Lieutenant Sandford is the younger son of the late Mr. J. W. Sandford, who at the time of his death, in 1912, was managing director of A. W. Sandford & Co., and was also president of the Chamber of Commerce. Lieutenant Lindsay Sandford was educated at Queen's School, and later on at St. Peter's, and at Wesley College, Melbourne, and then entered the firm of A. W. Sandford & Co. It is very gratifying to his many friends to know that he has gained such distinction so early in his military career." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 23 Dec 1916 (

Military Cross.. For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great courage and determination when in charge o'f a working party under heavy fire. Later, he tended several wounded men and -set a splendid example throughout.