This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2486
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 'C' Company, 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 18
- Date of Death: 25/09/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier and Face 10 A.
- Date of Birth: 12/03/1897
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: Brighton Place,18 Rosebank Road, Dundee.
- Occupation: Mill Worker
Frances Sandeman, 18 Rosebank Rd, Dundee
John Sandeman, 18 Rosebank Rd, Dundee
More about Andrew Sandeman
Andrew Sandeman volunteered at the start of the war aged 17 and served in the 4th Battalion, Black Watch. He probably exaggerated his age. Andrew went missing on 25th September, 1915 at the Battle of Loos aged 18. His remains were never found and it was not until December 1915 that he was officially declared ‘missing, presumed dead on or since 25th September 1915’ and his parents notified. They placed an intimation in the People’s Journal of Saturday 11 Dec 1915.
Andrew Sandeman 2486 Black Watch
Official information has just been received that Private Andrew Sandeman was killed in action on 25th September.
Private Andrew Sandeman resided with his parents at 12 Rosebank Road. He was only 18 years of age, and enlisted after the commencement of the war, previous to which he was employed as a millworker.
Dundee People’s Journal 18th March 1916
Additional information kindly provided by Ian McCraw, (Andrew Sandeman’s first cousin once removed) and Michael Caldwell
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