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Regimental number1319
Place of birthMalvern, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Garlock', Young Street, Frankston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, John A Andrews, 'Garlock', Young Street, Frankston, Victoria
Enlistment date16 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 26 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollArmy Corps Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1919
Discharge date8 March 1920
Other details

War service: admitted to Ras-el-Tin Convalescent Home, 18 January 1916 (pleurisy and pneumonia). Taken on strength, 5th Division Cavalry, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 13 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 June 1916. Taken on strength, 1st Anzac Army Corps Light Horse Regiment, 7 July 1916. On leave, 26 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 7 August 1917. New designation, Troope, 3th 1Light Horse Regiment, 25 December1917.

On detachment to Area Commandant, 21 August 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 4 October 1918. To United Kingdom on leave, 11 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 27 October 1918. Detached for duty with Australian Corps Headquarters, 11-14 November 1918. Transferred to Australian Corps HQ from 13th Light Horse Regiment, 12 January 1919. Marched out to England for return to Australia, 21 May 1919; disembarked Folkestone, 22 April 1919. Proceeded overseas to France, 21 August 1919. Married Violet Victoria WATKINS, aged 22, at St Peter's Church of England Church, Hornsey, England, 4 September 1919. Granted indefinite leave awaiting family ship for return to Australia, 17 September 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HMAT 'Benalla', 8 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 November 1919; discharged, 8 March 1920.

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

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