William James Sandow


  • BIRTH. William Sandow; aged 3 in 1901, born Liverpool; aged 14 in 1911; born around 1897-98; born 14 Oct 1896 at 181 Grafton St, Liverpool; son of William, general labourer, and Mary Jane, formerly Whitehead; registered Toxteth Park 1896DEC 8b-224. Liverpool England. Sources: BC/GRO, censuses.
  • WORKHOUSE. William; admitted to Toxteth workhouse 30 Aug 1900 with sisters, destitute, brought by police. Sources: Toxteth Workhouse registers/FMP/page.
  • LiverpoolPovertyToxtethParkWorkhouse

    Toxteth workhouse, Liverpool

  • CENSUS. William Sandow; Liverpool 31 Mar 1901; Toxteth Park Workhouse; pauper, aged 3, born Liverpool. Liverpool England. Sources: 1901 census/FMP/page.
  • WORKHOUSE. William; admitted to workhouse 31 Jan 1903 for 1 month, from Richmond Lodge childrens home, chicken pox. Sources: Toxteth Workhouse registers/FMP/page.
  • LiverpoolRichmondLodgeHome

    Richmond Lodge Home for Children around 1900.

  • CENSUS. William Sandow; Liverpool 2 Apr 1911; Childrens Home, Toxteth Board of Governors, Wavertree; inmate, aged 14, born Liverpool. Liverpool England. Sources: 1911 census/FMP/page.
  • WORKHOUSE. William; booked as passenger 1912 in large party of boys, Empress of Ireland to Canada, aged 15; did not travel, admitted to workhouse Jan-May. Sources: Passenger list/FMP/page, Toxteth Workhouse register/FMP/page.
  • WAR. Enlisted 6 Feb 1915, from Toxteth Park, Liverpool; at St Helens; aged 19, farm labourer; 24652 Welsh Regt; next of kin sister Mae Sandow, Manchester, NH USA. Sources: WW1 service record/FMP/page. Sister is 1888MY01.
  • WAR. Served in France Apl-Jul 1916; wounded, foot and head, Jul 1916, hospitals Rouen and Glasgow; Unfit for active service 1916; transferred to Agricultural Company, Pte 534785. Sources: WW1 service record/FMP/page.
  • MARR. William J Sandow married Margaret Carter 1893MG02; registered 1918JUN W Derby 8b/584. Liverpool England. Sources: Parents in W Derby district in 1918, GRO. Children: Grace M 1918GR01.
  • WAR. Compensation Board, awarded disability pension 1918; next-of-kin Margaret Sandow, 25 Church Road, Seaforth Rd, Liverpool. Sources: WW1 service record/FMP/page.
  • MERCHANT NAVY. Registered as merchant seaman, coal trimmer, 1918, number 424014, born 14 Oct 1896. Sources: Merchant Seamens records/FMP/page.
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    William James Sandow in 1918, Merchant Seaman registration

  • MARR. William J Sandow, widower, aged 22, son of William, decd soldier in Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; married Sarah Jane Lyon [1888SA01] at West Derby Registry Office 13 Apr 1919. Registered 1919JUN W Derby 8b/1160. Liverpool England. Sources: MC/MF, GRO. Children: William G 1919WI02, Edith 1921ED02.
  • EMIG. William Sandow, labourer, sailed on the SS Melita from Liverpool 12 Apr 1921 bound for St John, NB Canada; family followed in November. Sources: Passenger list/FMP/page.
  • ARMY. Informed British Army Records of new address to 52 Frank Street, Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Sources: WW1 service record/FMP/page.
  • Comments: William John at marriage; son of John W H 1870JN03 and Mary Jane 1869MY02.

Updated Mar 2019