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Eric was the son of the late Magnus and Mary Helen MacGregor Sandison of Highlaws Ayton, Berwickshire.
Eric was mentioned in despatches for his part in a raid on 8th November. He and Captain Selby with 42 Other Ranks raided German trenches in the Bois Grenier sector. After a fierce bombing contest the raid was successful with many German casualties and a Trench Mortar destroyed. Eric died of wounds in France on the 18th November 1916.
Eric is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
UK Census registers, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
UK Military Service Records, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
Newcastle University Archives (Roll of Service, Armstrong College Calendars)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Sophie Anderton, Ian Johnson.
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