Christopher C. Sandford

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Captain Christopher C. Sandford
Life dates
05 Dec 1902 - 27 Feb 1983

Sandford married Lettice Mackintosh Rate (1902-1993) on 7 December 1929 after meeting her on a skiiing holiday in Switzerland. They lived at Eye Manor.

He bought the Golden Cockerel Press in 1933 and developed it into a well known brand in the prewar era, with engraving works from famous artists including Eric Ravillous. After the war he sold the business in 1959 and opened Eye Manor to the public. He was a founding director of the Folio Society.

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Eye Manor, Herefordshire Intelligence Officer 16 Jun 1941 29 Jan 1942
Herefordshire Intelligence Officer 15 Jul 1941 1943
Worcestershire Intelligence Officer 15 Jul 1941 1943
Sir Fynwy Intelligence Officer 15 Jul 1941 1943
Monmouthshire Intelligence Officer 15 Jul 1941 1943
National ID
OGKR 65/1
The Intelligence Corps
Military number
Commissioned or Enlisted
15 Jul 1941



Commissioned 1941, Intelligence Corps. Intelligence Officer Monmouthshire and Herefordshire, using his home at Eye Manor his headquarters.

Eye Manor, Leominster, Herefordshire
Other information

Possibly he was commissioned direct from the Home Guard to be Intelligence Officer as happened elsewhere.


London Gazette 1941

The Mercian Maquis, Lowry and Wilks,

National Portrait Gallery