|Place of birth||Monmouthshire, Wales|
|True Name||William George|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Father, George Andrews, Myrtle House, Caldicott, England|
|Previous military service||Served in the Territorial Force for 4 years.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||31|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: George and Selina ANDREWS, 'Myrtle House',Caldicot, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli Peninsula, 5 May 1915.
Wounded in action and admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 8 August 1915; transferred to Hospital Ship 'Delta', 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, shoulder); to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 12 August 1915 (shrapnel wound, shoulder); to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 12 August 1915; to No 1 Auxiliary Convalescent Depot, Luna Park, 13 August 1915; to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 27 September 1915; to New Zealand and Australian Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 27 September 1915; discharged to light duties, Zeitoun, 29 September 1915.
Posted to and proceeded to join 59th Bn, 26 February 1916; taken on strength 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.
Promoted Sergeant, Ferry Post, 4 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Reported killed in action on 19 July 1916 by the authority of the Assistant Adjutant General, ANZAC Section, 3rd Echelon, General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1917.
An undated eyewitness statement by 2904A Pte E.J. Hayward, 59th Bn, to the Officer Commanding Casualty Enquiry Office, Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, stated, 'Sergeant G. Andrews B. Coy. 59th Battalion has been reported Missing since July 19th 1916. Now I saw him killed. We were the only two on No-Man's-Land lying down waiting for the next wave to come up, when a shell hit Sergeant Andrews in the back and blew him to atoms and it was impossible to pick up the smallest particle of him.'
It was also noted on the B.103 Form, 'presume buried in No Man's Land approx at 5J 90 4 3 to 5K 0 2 5 1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a:- bodies not recovered'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ANDREWS George|