Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Noel Pendlebury Sandiford

Photo of Noel Pendlebury Sandiford
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1902 - 1904.

Regiment: Cheshire Regt.
Died: 03 April 1917 aged 29 in France. Died of wounds.
Cemetery: Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery Saulty

Son of N. P. F. Sandiford and Emily Sandiford, of "Aucklands," Grey Rd., Altrincham, and Bowdon, Cheshire, b. 1888.
Lower IV—Upper IV B.
Formerly in Parr's Bank; Farmer in Canada.
Great War, Private Public Schools' Batt. 1914; 2nd Lieutenant West Yorks., attached 5th
5th Bn. Cheshire Regiment .
Husband of Ruth Ellen Sandiford.

'He was the youngest of three brothers, all at School House, all boys of high character and sound common-sense'. (Malvernian, Jun 1917).

On the 1st and 2nd April 1917, his battalion was employed in repairing the roads near Arras (Achicourt-Beaurains and Arras-Achicourt, Achicourt-Wailly and Wailly-Bac du Nord roads) which were in a bad condition owing to the large amount of heavy traffic. There was a fall of snow during the evening which further impeded work.
On the 3rd April, Sec Lieut N P Sandiford and 1 OR died of wounds. (Unit War Diary).

Service record:WO 374/60305
Unit War Diary:WO 95/2943/1