|The modern house at Whiteford which was the original farm manager's house and is probably where John Sansom's family lived.|
|Devonshire Regiment badge|
John Sansom’s service record has not survived but it is known that he enlisted into the 9th Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment at Liskeard. Details of his service in France are unknown and his death certificate records that he died of wounds received in warfare and the exact cause of death in given as ‘gun shot wound to the head and meningitis’. He died at the National Hospital in Queen Square, London, a hospital specialising in severe neurological cases.
|Extract from John Sansom's death certificate|
|A not very good photograph of John Sansom's headstone in St German's graveyard. This was taken under adverse weather conditions and a return visited revealed that the headstone is now obscured by a fallen tree.|
|John Sansom was the owner of a quantity of shares in the GWR (Great Western Railway company) and probate of these was granted to his father and Jane Brenton in 1921.|