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VC995   Richard Douglas Sandford

Name    Richard Douglas Sandford  No.      

VC Issue No.   995   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   17 The Becon, Exmouth, Devon, England

Place Of Death   Evans House, Royal Navy Auxillary Hospital, Grangetown, Yorkshire (now Cleveland), England

Buried/Location Ashes   Eston Cemetery, Normanby Road, near Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Section J, Plot U, Grave 709

Gazetted   23 July 1918

VC Presented   31 July 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Eston Cemetery, Normanby Road, near Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England

P  Memorial Plaque, Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon

P  Named on War Memorial, Exmouth, Devon

P  Memorial Plaque, Outside Town Hall, Exmouth, Devon

P  Blue Plaque, 15 The Beacon, Exmouth, Devon

P  Memorial Plaque, Submarine Museum, Gosport, Hampshire

P  Named on Submarine Service Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Sandford Avenue, Gosport, Hampshire

P  Sandford Road, Plymouth, Devon

By The Way…

He survived his VC action but contracted Typhoid and died a few months later.

VC Held By

Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, England



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BORN   11 May 1891

DIED   23 November 1918  AGE   27

VC Won   22-23 April 1918   AGE   26

Place VC Won    Zeebrugge, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War