Smith Charles Sandeman Lt 99053
Name Smith Charles Sandeman
Army number 99053
Decorations British War Medal, Victory Medal, O.B.E.
Date of birth Not yet known
Unit King's Royal Rifle Corps - served as Private soldier with number C/12474. Entered France May 1916. Commissioned as 2/Lt 12th Bn 21/11/1916, Relinquished Commission on completion of service 1/9/1921. Embodied 24/8/1939, Lt TA Reserve National Defence Corps 2/9/1939, Posted 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry December 1939, Posted 30th Bn Durham Light Infantry, Left Bn by August 1942, Home Guard 1942. Commissioned from the rank of L/Cpl for Administrative and QM duties, Reverted to Reserve 1943, Hon Captain 1945, Regranted rank of Captain 26/3/1949
Company/Battery 41st National Defence Company, E Company 30th Bn DLI as at 20/12/1941, 25th (East Boldon) Battalion Home Guard 27/5/1942.
Platoon or other sub-unit F Company 41st NDC as at 3/9/1939, Bn HQ of 30th Bn DLI.
Task or role Second-in-Command of 30th Bn DLI.
Promotions Lt 21/5/1918, A/Captain 9/11/1940, Lt as at 20/12/1941, A/Captain 25/7/1942,
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Not yet known
Home address Coxhoe.
One source of information indicated his original Commissioning date was 12/11/1916 - we have not been able to trace the actual London Gazette entry to check this.