1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
31/01/1917 (Died of Illness)
David Sands was the son of James and Catherine ‘Kate’ Sands. David was born about 1894 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. The CWGC records the family names as “Sandes”. This is clearly incorrect as all references to David refer to him as Sands. His father worked on a farm and his mother was a linen weaver. The family lived at Mullaghanagh, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone. David was with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers for a time. Private David Sands was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died in France on 31 January 1917. He was 23 years old.
Meaulte is a village just south of Albert. From Albert head south-east on the D329 in the direction of Bray-sur-Somme. Just before the main buildings for the Aerobus turn right for the centre of Meaulte. Approximately 200 metres west of the church, take the road south "rue de Etinehem" Continue south past Meaulte Military Cemetery, and approximately 2.3 kilometres further on turn left (eastwards) Grove Town Cemetery is 600 metres along on the right side of this track.