Memorial: M2138

Memorial in Exeter Cathedral, Devon dedicated to Lieutenant Richard Douglas Sandford VC, RN d. 1918

Location

Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, England

Transcript

'To the Glorious Memory of Two Brothers Captain Francis Hugh Sandford DSO, Croix de Guerre avec Palme, RN Dardanelles, Dover Patrol. Born 1887 died 1926 and Lieut Richard Douglas Sandford VC Legion of Honour, RN Submarine C32, Zeebrugge. Born 1891 died 1918. Sons of Aredean [?] Sandford of Exeter. Who in a dark hour of peril on St. George's Day 1918 together maintained the highest traditions of the Navy'

Details

Type: Memorial
Position: South side nave
Materials: Bronze

Event

Zeebrugge Raid

Event Date

23/4/1918

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Sandford, Francis Hugh
Age: 39
Date of Death: 1926
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

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Notes: Richard Douglas Sandford, Victoria Cross winner for part in Zeebrugge Raid.