Date of birth: 18 April 1882
Date of death 26 April 1915
Killed in action aged 33
George Amelius Crawshay was born in London, the only child of Lt. Col. George Glas Sandeman and Amy Sandeman of Fonab, Pitlochry, Perthshire. His mother died on 24 April 1882.
He was educated at Cheam School, Sutton, Surrey, Eton (1896-1902) and came up to Christ Church in 1902.
When his father died on 13 March 1905 Hugh inherited the Fonab estate at Moulin, Perthshire and became a partner in David Sandeman & Sons of Pall Mall, Wine Merchants and Shippers.
In 1911 census, describing himself as a Student at the Bar, he was living at the family home, 34 Grosvenor, Gardens, London with five servants.
He played cricket for Hampshire in 1913 and for the MCC against Oxford University in 1914. The same season he played for the Free Foresters against both Oxford and Cambridge. He was a left-handed batsman and bowled slow left-arm orthodox.
At the outbreak of war, he joined the 1st Hampshire Regiment with the rank of Captain and went to France on 27 August 1914.
He was killed in action at Zonnebeke, near Ypres, on April 26th, 1915.
He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Panel 35.
There is a memorial plaque to him inside Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Pitlochry and his name is on the War Memorial at Grange Cricket Club Edinburgh
Probate was granted to the Public Trustee. He left £235,121-7s-8d.
He wrote two books “Metternich” and “Calais under English Rule”.
CAPTAIN GEORGE AMELIUS CRAWSHAY SANDEMAN, 3rd (attached 1st) Hampshire Regiment, who was killed in Flanders on April 26, was the only child of the late Major George Glass Sandeman, of Fonab, Perthshire, formerly of the 3rd Black Watch. He was born in 1883, and was educated at Eton and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1907, and was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1913. Captain Sandeman, who had travelled a good deal, succeeded his father in the Fonab property 11 years ago and was unmarried. He is the second only child in the Sandeman family who has been killed in action during the war.
(The Times (London) 22 May 1915 page 6 col. b: nb year of birth incorrect - his mother died in 1882)
CAPTAIN G. A. C. SANDEMAN
A memorial service for Captain George A. C. Sandeman, Hampshire Regiment, of Fonab, Perthshire, and 24 Grosvenor-gardens, who fell in action near Ypres on April 26, will be held at St. Peter’s Church, Eaton-square, on Thursday, June 3, at 12 noon. A service will be held at the Episcopal Church, Pitlochry, on the same day.
(The Times (London) 29 May 1915 page 9 col. e)
CAPTAIN G. A. C. SANDEMAN
At St. Peter’s, Eaton-square, yesterday, a memorial service was held for Captain George A. C. Sandeman, Hampshire Regiment, who fell in Action on April 26. Canon Tupper Casey officiated. Among those present were Mrs. Alastair Sandeman, Captain and Mrs. W. W. Sandeman, Mrs. E. F. Sandeman, Sir N. and Lady Bowden-Smith, Lord and Lady Dynevor, Sir Reginald Custance, the Hon. F. Curzon, Lord Eustace Percy, Viscount and Viscountess Clifden, Viscount Wolmer, the Hon. Arthur Villiers and the Countess of Dartmouth.
(The Times (London) 4 Jun 1915 page 11 col. e)
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