Herbert Lyndon Sandoe | Service Record

First Name(s)Herbert Lyndon
Place of BirthCardiff
Club(s)Cardiff City
ServiceBritish Army
RankCompany Sergeant Major
Service NumberF/627
Previous Service Number(s)-
Regiment or CorpsDuke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Unit(s)17th (Service) Battalion (1st Football)
21st (Service) Battalion (Islington)
13th (Service) Battalion
Previous Regiment(s) or Corps-
Type of Casualty (If applicable)-
Theatre of War (If applicable)-
Date of Death (If applicable)-
Place of Death (If applicable)-
Place of Burial/Commemoration (If applicable)-
Grave/Memorial Reference (If applicable)-
Awards and DecorationsMilitary Medal
Distinguished Conduct Medal and Bar
Citation(s)Military Medal : The London Gazette, Supplement 29794, 20 October 1916.

Distinguished Conduct Medal:
F/627 C.S.M. L. Sandoe, Midd'x R. (Cardiff). "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on three consecutive occasions within one month. He has displayed consistent and splendid coolness and fearlessness at all times under intense fire of every description, laying himself out on the three above-mentioned occasions to keep touch with his company commander and to obtain information as to the developments which were taking place during a heavy bombardment of our line. To do this he exposed himself continually without the slightest hesitation to heavy fire, greatly inspiring all ranks by his personal example." (The London Gazette, Supplement 30495, 25 January 1918)

Bar to Distinguished Conduct Medal:
F/627 C.S.M. L. .Sandoe, D.C.M., M.M., 13th Bn., Midd'x R. (Cardiff). "For most conspicuous gallantry and leadership. On the night of 10/11th October 1918, near Avesnes, his company was ordered to take a sunken road north-east of Rieux. He led the final rush, and cleared the enemy garrison at the point of the bayonet. Shortly after his commanding officer was wounded and another officer killed. He then assumed command of half the company and took a leading part in repelling a counter-attack. Throughout the morning of the 11th he was chiefly responsible for keeping his company steady and efficient under very heavy shell fire when it had lost half its effectives." (The Edinburgh Gazette, Supplement 13533, 4 December 1919)
Supplementary NotesEnlisted 09/02/15
Transferred to Class "Z" Army Reserve 11/11/19.
Resident of 34 Theodora Street, Cardiff.