Sands David WO I (R S M) 3853164

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RSM D Sands' CWGC headstone.
RSM D Sands' CWGC headstone.

Name Sands David
Army number 3853164
Rank WO I
Date of birth Born Glasgow 26/4/1910.
Age 34
Unit Enlisted in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment as a Territorial 1/11/28. Discharged 5/7/32 under TA Regulations Para 207 on transfer to the Black Watch as a Regular soldier. Attested for the Black Watch, Preston, 6/7/1932 aged 22 yrs 73 days, posted 2nd Bn 10/1/1933. Posted 1 TS, date not yet known. Served Normandy. DIED (Accidental shooting) N W Europe 12/8/44 while with 1st Tyneside Scottish.
Company/Battery Battalion headquarters.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Regimental Sergeant Major.
Joined Brigade Date not yet known.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 12-Aug-44
Home address RSM Sands resided in Preston at the time of his death. No family information as yet. His death was due to a Battle Accident involving the accidental discharge of a Sten Gun. Sources - Depot Roll Book 1926-38 p 91, Book 358 No. 25 p 122. Buried Grave V.D.3. Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery.
Source table 1TS