Henry George Glas Sandeman

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Rear-Admiral Henry George Glas Sandeman, C.M.G., Royal Navy (18 June, 1868 – 16 May, 1928) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Henry George Glas Sandeman was born on 18 June, 1868, the younger son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Glas Sandeman, M.V.O., of the King's Body Guard. He passed the examination for naval cadetships, with 1,002 marks, but did not attain high enough marks to be automatically given a place. He obtained a cadetship because four candidates who had been nominated failed to pass the examination, and another was unable to take his place owing to ill-health.[1]

Sandeman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1891.[2]

He was appointed Flag Lieutenant to Vice-Admiral Sir John O. Hopkins on 10 November, 1896.[3]

Sandeman was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1901.[4]

Sandeman was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1906.[5]

He was placed in command of the battleship Venerable on 14 May 1912,[6] remaining there until he was appointed command of the battleship Britannia on 6 December, 1913.[7]

Great War

Sandeman was appointed Commodore, Second Class as Commodore-in-Charge of Naval Establishments at Hong Kong on 18 May, 1916.[8] He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.) on 1 January, 1918.[9] He was succeeded by Captain Victor G. Gurner on 18 May.[10] He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 September,[11] and placed on the Retired List on 2 September.[12]

On 28 October, 1918, he was pronounced physically unfit, manifesting cardiac systems unlikely to render him suitable for naval service. In 1922, he requested that he not be promoted to higher flag rank on the Retired List.[13]

Sandeman died at Hayling Island on 16 May, 1928 of cardiovascular degeneration.[14]

Bibliography

  • "Rear-Admiral Sandeman" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 18 May, 1928. Issue 44896, col A, p. 21.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
Superintendent of Signal Schools
11 Aug, 1905[15] – 1 Aug, 1906[16]
Succeeded by
Herbert MacI. Edwards
Preceded by
Drury St. A. Wake
Captain of H.M.S. Dido
11 Sep, 1908[17][18] – 21 Sep, 1910[19]
Succeeded by
Herbert A. Adam
Preceded by
The Hon. Stanhope Hawke
Captain of H.M.S. Hampshire
18 Apr, 1911[20] – 5 Dec, 1911[21]
Succeeded by
Cuthbert E. Hunter
Preceded by
Edward L. Booty
Captain of H.M.S. Ariadne
5 Jan, 1912[22] – 2 Apr, 1912[23]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Morgan
Preceded by
Henry H. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Hindustan
2 Apr, 1912[24] – 14 May, 1912[25]
Succeeded by
Cuthbert G. Chapman
Preceded by
Cuthbert G. Chapman
Captain of H.M.S. Venerable
14 May, 1912[26][27] – 6 Dec, 1913[28]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Morgan
Preceded by
Charles F. Thorp
Captain of H.M.S. Britannia
6 Dec, 1913[29][30] – 18 May, 1916[31]
Succeeded by
Alexander V. Campbell
Preceded by
Robert H. Anstruther
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
18 May, 1916[32] – 4 Mar, 1918[33]
Succeeded by
Victor G. Gurner

 

Footnotes

  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 June 1881. Issue 30233, col D, p. 7.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26149. p. 1870. 3 April, 1891.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 29 October, 1896. Issue 35034, col E, p. 5.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27335. p. 4780. 19 July, 1901.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27982. p. 31. 1 January, 1907.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 389.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 286.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 561.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 82. 1 January, 1918.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 7.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 30887. p. 10549. 6 September, 1918.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 30892. p. 10661. 10 September, 1918.
  13. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  14. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  15. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  16. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 301.
  18. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  19. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  20. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  21. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  22. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  23. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  24. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  25. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  26. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  27. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 389.
  28. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  29. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 4.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392n.
  31. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  32. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.
  33. Sandeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 4.