Family research appeal for help

WHILE researching my family history I found the following letter in the Eastbourne Gazette published on 20th June 1945: “Mr and Mrs James Sands of 144 Ashford Road are delighted to have their nephew Geoffrey Sands with them after being a prisoner of war in Austria for over four years. Geoffrey’s home is in southern Australia. His father was born in Eastbourne, and left here thirty years ago when only 15 years of age, he joined the Australian Army and was lucky enough to come to England in 1918, before going back to Australia, he has two other sons in the Army one in the Navy and he himself is in the Australian home defence. Geoffrey is 25 years of age”.

Can any reader help me by telling me who Geoffrey’s father was? .

Peter Sands

10 Fletching Road, Eastbourne

East Sussex BN22 9DU