|Son of Mr George and Mrs Annie Bandey
Aged 25 years
Died 6th November 1918
Commemorated at Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery
Grave II. B.2.
And in Rushden Cemetery
|Born at Rushden.
|The Wellingborough News Friday 12 April 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Officer Missing
News is to hand that a young Rushden officer, Lieut Bandey, late of Portland road, Rushden, is missing. The gallant young man was formerly a clerk in the C.W.S.'s employ at Rushden, and his father was for many years secretary of the Athletic Club, a post he resigned to take a hotel at Woodford Halse. The lieutenant enlisted in the ranks, and after considerable service was gazetted. On all hands in the town one hears expression of regret at the news, and of admiration of the young officer's bearing in civil and military life.
|The Rushden Echo Friday 12 April 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Casualty List Men Killed, Wounded and Gassed In the Great German Offensive
News has been received that Second Lieutenant George Henry Bandey, of the Machine Gun Corps, formerly clerk at the C.W.S. Boot Works, Rushden, has been missing from his unit since March 21st. Up to Monday last no further details had been received concerning him, and his relatives are anxiously awaiting further information. He was in Rushden on leave but a month ago yesterday. He is the son of Mr Bandey, hotel proprietor of Woodford Halse, formerly secretary of the Rushden Athletic Club.
|The Rushden Echo Friday 24 May 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden's Casualty List - In the Great German Offensive
Lieut George Bandey, MGC, (son of Mr G A Bandey, proprietor of the Hinton Gorse Hotel, Woodford Halse, and formerly secretary of the Rushden Athletic Club), previously reported as missing, now writes that he is a prisoner of war in Germany. Before joining the Colours Lieut Bandey was in the office at the C.W.S factory at Rushden.
|The Argus, 31 May 1918
In Hun Captivity
Rushden Officer a Prisoner in Germany
We are extremely pleased to learn that Sec-Lieut Bandey, of Rushden, is not dead as previously reported.
His Rushden friends have received a telegram stating, 'Alive and well, prisoner in Germany.'
|The Rushden Echo Friday 20 December 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden's Casualty List Victims of the War
Second-Lieut G H Bandey, of the M.G.C., who joined the Army at Rushden over four years ago, died at Grandenz, Germany, on November 6th. Deceased, who was the son of Mr G A Bandey, proprietor of the Hinton Gorse Hotel, Woodford Halse, Northants, was taken prisoner on March 21st, 1918. Mr and Mrs G A Bandey have received a letter from the Acting-Chaplain, stating that their son was buried with full military honours on November 9th, in the presence of 170 British officers and that wreaths from British and German officers were placed on the grave. The last letter which the bereaved parents received from their son was written on October 25th. He was then full of spirit, and was looking forward to a speedy return home. The next they heard was through the Red Cross Committee that he was in hospital with Spanish influenza. This letter reached them on November 12th. It must have been a long time getting through as he was buried on November 9th. Mr and Mrs G A Bandey have had several letters from their son's brother officers who have arrived home, one of them containing a photo his grave with five others beside him, all from two rooms. Lieut Bandey was well known at Rushden. He was in the C.W.S. offices before he joined the Forces.
|The Wellingborough News Friday 27 December 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Fatal Ending - Rushden Officer Dies in Germany
We regret to report that Sec-Lieut G H Bandy, of the M.G.C., who enlisted from the office of the C.W.S. Boot Works, Rushden, just after war broke out, died from influenza at Grandenz, Germany on Nov. 6th, having been taken prisoner on March 21st. The deceased officer's parents, Mr and Mrs G A Bandey, who now reside at the Hinton Gorse Hotel, Woodford Halse, at one time lived at Portland road, Rushden, and Mr Bandey was the Secretary of the Rushden Athletic Club. A letter from the Acting Chaplain states that the deceased was buried with full military honours on Nov. 9th in the presence of 170 British officers and that both British and German officers placed wreaths in the grave.
|The Rushden Echo Friday 7 November 1919, transcribed by Nicky Bates
BANDEY - In ever loving memory of my dear husband Second Lieut George Henry Bandey, of the Machine Gun Corps, who died at Grandenz, Germany, on Nov. 6th, 1918.
From his loving wife, 59 Albert-street, Wellingborough.
BANDEY In ever loving memory of our dear son, Second Lieut George Henry Bandey, of the Machine Gun Corps, who died at Grandenz, Germany, on Nov. 6th, 1918.
The golden evening brightens in the west,
Soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest;
Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest.
(The above is a verse of a hymn found written in his diary).
From his loving father and mother, Mr and Mrs GA Bandey, Hinton Gorse Hotel, near Byfield.