Before the Great War, James Sandilands had a varied and exciting series of military experiences: in the Mahdist War of the 1890s he was mentioned in despatches for bravery. In the Second Boer War he was severely wounded and was evacuated under fire by one of his NCOs who was awarded the VC. Promoted during the First World War from Captain to Brigadier-General, Sandilands passed on his experiences of staff work to his young protégée - Captain Bernard Montgomery. These were lessons and experiences Montgomery would never forget.
Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome. We ask for a modest £4 donation on the door which includes tea, coffee and biscuits at the break (before the Q&A session with the speaker). Any new visitors will be assured of a welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.