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George ANDREWS

Regimental number2856
Place of birthWarialda New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressGravesend, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Phoebe Elizabeth Andrews, 'Belmont', Gravesend, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous and exception al devotion to duty during a heavy enemy barrage on our positions near ALBERT April 6th, 1918. Telephonic communication being cut, Private Andrews, Battalion Scout, volunteered to go forward through an intense barrage and obtain information from the front line. He did this, running the greatest of risks and brought back valuable information which cleared the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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