Regimental number256
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWell borer
AddressBlackall, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Harry Andrews, Chapple Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date13 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name42nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 July 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Mary Ann ANDREW; Wife: Amy ANDREW. Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance.

Military Medal

'During the period from the 3rd to the 10th July, 1917, inclusive when his Battalion was in the trenches in the MESSINES Sector, this man was in charge of Ration Wagons returning from WHITE SPOT COTTAGE on the night 9th/10th July, 1917. Whilst coming down the track from MESSINES RIDGE heavy enemy gun fire opened upon the track, resulting in one driver being wounded, one mule killed, and one mule injured. It was then that this man showed great courage and coolness. Although shells were falling around the spot continuously, he dressed the wounds of the driver, and got him into safety in the dug out. He then returned to the scene of the accident and cleared the track of the wagon and dead mule, thereby saving a serious congestion of traffic. He has on previous occasions shown great coolness and courage in getting drivers and wagons through serious trouble.'

Family/military connectionsBrother: 251 Pte William ANDREW, 15th Bn, killed in action, 27 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName given on Embarkation Roll (incorrectly) as ANDREWS.
Date of death27 November 1939
Age at death49
Place of burialBlackall Cemetery, Queensland