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Alan Malcolm ANDREWS

Regimental number325
Date of birth13 December 1894
Place of birthWingham, Manning River, New South Wales
Place of birthWingham, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School
Other trainingWorked in the NSW Public Works Department
AddressErcildoune, Deakin Avenue, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.8
Height5' 7"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Andrews, Ercildoune, Deakin Avenue, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets, Colour SGT S.G.S., Sgt 31st (St Georges) Regiment. Just going up for Lieut's exam, when he enlisted in the AIF.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of injuries in Salisbury, England. Enlisted 14 August 1914, sailed 18 October 1914. 'Sgt of the Guard', on way to Gallipoli. Landed with A Company 1st Bn on 25 April 1915. In firing line till Friday 26 April, in again on Sunday. Buried by shell, one week in rest camp. Led Company in charge on Lone Pine trenches, 6 August, slight wound in mouth, frost bitten feet in blizzard. Placed in charge of large section of Company at evacuation from Gallipoli in Lemnos. In every action from first landing to evacuation. Marched out with right half of 1st Bn to form 53rd Bn. By Dr's order not fit for France. Made CQMS and placed on staff of 14th NSW Training Battalion. (details from mother)
FateDied of Injuries 17 March 1917
Place of death or woundingSalisbury, England
Age at death22.3
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBaverstock (St. Edith) Churchyard, Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Matilda ANDREWS, 'Ecildonne', Deakin Avenue, Haberfield, Sydney
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5028a Pte George Joseph Keith ANDREWS, 4th Division Train, returned to Australia, 7 February 1919.
Other details

War service Egypt, Gallipoli, England.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Promoted Seregeant, 25 April 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 4 September 1915 (diarrhoea); rejoined Bn, 8 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, 13 January 1916, Tel el Kebir, of rendering an incorrect Tattoo report: reprimanded.

Transferred to 53rd Bn, 13 February 1916; taken on strength, 14 February 1916.

Appointed Acting Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 16 March 1916.

Transferred to 14th Training Bn, 17 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 9 August 1916.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Bulford, 11 September 1916 (venereal disease); transferred to Military Hospital, Fovant, 6 October 1916; discharged, 29 December 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 111 days.

Died of injuries (motor car accident: fractured base of skull), Salisbury General Infirmary, 17 March 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 March 1917
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDREWS Alan Malcolm

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