1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
31/01/1917 (Died of Illness)
David Sands was the youngest son of James and Catherine Sands. He was born on 7th September 1893. He was one of nine children, all born in Dungannon. The family lived at Mullaghanagh, on the outskirts of Dungannon. His father was a farm labourer. David worked on the Ranfurly Estate in Dungannon. Private David Sands contracted dysentery at Gallipoli. Private David Sands was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died in France of bronchitis on 31st January 1917.
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.