Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
   Lieutenant John E Sandford
Dated added: 22/06/2017
Last updated: 07/05/2019
Personal Details
4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
 (Survived The War)
John Sandford was the son of William and Eliza Sandford. He was born on 21st June 1890. He was the youngest of three children, all born in the Moneymore area. Johnís father died a year after he was born. John was a medical student. He served with the 4th Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment. In December 1917 he left the army to resume his medical studies. The Roll of Honour of Tamlaght National School (from the Mid Ulster Mail dated 10th June 1916) lists Lieutenant Sandford.
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Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Tamlaght School 1916 (served) Coagh
Local Insitute / Local Book Details
No Name Page
1 Tamlaght National School
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Sandford family Lists John as age 10, living with the family at house 2 in Hammond Rd, Moneymore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Sandford family Lists John Harris Ekin as age 20, living with the family at house 6 in Hammond Rd, Moneymore, Londonderry
3 Bedfordshire Regiment Group photo which includes J H E Sandford
4 Bedfordshires War Diary 1917 J H E Sandford struck off strength on resuming his medical studies
5 National Archives UK Officers' Service Records can be purchased here
6 National Archives UK Long Service Papers can be purchased here
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Coagh & District in WW1