SUDAN GROUP OF 6 MEDALS TO PTE. C. SANDS, 21ST L'CRS (OMDURMAN CHARGER WITH WINSTON CHURCHILL'S 'A' SQUADRON)
Queen's Sudan Medal to 3939 Pte. C. Sands, 21/L'crs; Khedive's Sudan Medal with Khartoum clasp to 21st E. of I. Lancers 3939 Pte. C. Sands; Queen's South Africa with Cape Colony, Orange Free State; South Africa 1901 & 1902 clasps to 4667 Pte. C. Sands, 16th Lancers; 1914-15 Star to 240258 Pte. C. Sands, Yorks. L.I.; WWI War Medal to 2297 Pte. C. Sands, K.O.Y.L.I.; WWI Victory Medal to 2297 Pte. C. Sands, K.O.Y.L.I.
Christopher Sands was born in Sligo, Ireland in 1880 and moved to Lambeth before serving with "A" Squadron, 21st Lancers, riding alongside Winston Churchill in the famous cavalry charge at the Battle of Omdurman.
He then transferred to the 16th Lancers for the Boer War and was wounded near Beaufort on 1 Feb 1902. During WWI, Sands served with the 1/5th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and entered France on 13 Apr 1915 and was finally discharged on 16 Feb 1919.