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Regimental number2580
Place of birthSligo, Co Sligo, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Patrick McAndrews, Tample Bay, County Sligo, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years, 34th Border Regiment, British Army.
Enlistment date30 April 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1918
Discharge date24 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Melbourne on HMT 'Commonwealth', 28 October 1917; disembarked Suez, 10 December 1917, and marched into Reinforcements Camp, Moascar; marched into 4th Training Regiment, 3 January 1918, and taken on strength, AAMC Training Cadre, Moascar. Detached to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital for instructional purposes, 7 January 1918; returned to unit, 24 January 1918. Temporarily transferred to 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment for rationing, 6 February 1918, returned to unit, 27 February 1918. Transferred to 8th Sanitary Section, 27 February 1918. Transferred to 12 Light Horse Regiment, 21 March 1918, and taken on strength, Belah.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 6 April 1918 (rheumatic fever); transferred to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 6/7 April 1918; to 43rd Stationary Hospital, 7 April 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 15 April 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 16 April 1918; transferred to Troop Ship for return to Australia, 11 July 1918.

Embarked Cairo on HT 'Port Darwin', 12 July 1918; disembarked Sydney, 17 August 1918. Discharged as being unfit for service, Sydney, 24 September 1918 (osteo-arthritis).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McANDREWS Patrick

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