Captain Arthur Guy Sandeman

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial to Captain Arthur Guy Sandeman, 21st King George V's Own Horse (Central India Horse), I.A.C. Son of Lt Colonel Gerald Robert Sandeman, DSO and Bar, MC, and Ina M W Sandeman (nee Heneage), of Fleet, Hampshire. Killed in action in Burma while attached to the Burma Frontier Force aged 30 years when undertaking a reconnaissance of the area near Toungoo, some 250km northwest of Rangoon with a force he commanded of Indian Sikh officers and about 100 Burmese conscript cavalrymen. He spotted some Asian soldiers on a hill nearby, building some sort of fortification. Little did he know he just ran into Japanese vanguard units. He found out the hard way only after two Japanese machineguns started firing, killing many of the men in the open. He did not panic, ordered the bugler to signal the “charge”, drew his cavalry sabre and charged the Japanese position along with the rest of his troops, screaming their Burmese battlecries. They never made it to the Japanese lines. Captain Sandeman died that day with a sword in his hand. He has no known grave but is also commemorated on Face 20 of the Rangoon Memorial, Rangoon, East Yangon District, Yangon Region, Myanmar
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Arthur Sandeman, Captain, Central India Horse. Killed in action, Burma, March 1942. In loving memory.

Arthur Guy Sandeman

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