4th Battalion, Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
30/06/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Patrick Joseph Sands was the son of James and Catherine ‘Kate’ Sands. David was born about 1888 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. The CWGC records the family name as “Sandes”. This is clearly incorrect as all references to Patrick refer to him as Sands. The family lived at Mullaghanagh, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone. Gunner Patrick Joseph Sands was serving with the 4th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery when he died on 30 June 1917. He was 29 years old. Patrick’s younger brother David Sands also died in the Great War on 31 January 1917, five months earlier.
Duisans and Etrun are villages in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, about 9 kilometres west of Arras. The Cemetery lies in Etrun but takes its name from the nearer village of Duisans. It is one kilometre north of Duisans on the D339 road off the Route nationale N39 (Arras-St Pol), in the angle of the Arras Habarcq road and a track leading to Haute-Avesnes.