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Regimental number320
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
AddressHoward Street, Ballarat North, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMrs F Andrews, Howard Street, Ballarat North, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 October 1918

Military Medal

'At POLYGON WOOD during the tour of the 58th Battalion in the line from 23/9/17 to 27/9/17 Corporal Andrews was in charge of company Lewis Gunners. During the heaviest bombardments he reorganised the teams when a number of the men had become casualties. he was slightly wounded on 24/9/17 but refused to leave the line until ordered to to so by the Medical Officer at 2p.m. 26th inst. His energy, courage, coolness and devotion to duty set a splendid example to his men and inspired them with the utmost confidence.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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