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George James Lewis M. ANDREWS

Regimental number18
Place of birthCharters Towers Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressKulara, Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Catherine Andrews, Barine, Kulara, Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name31st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At POLYGON WOOD on 26/28th September, 1917, although the No. 1 of his Lewis Gun team had been killed and the remainder disorganised, this soldier, realizing the seriousness of the situation caused by the troops on the right falling back, seized a tactical position and by skilful handling of his gun, brought enfilade fire to bear with such success on the 'pill-boxes' at JERK HOUSE, that supports were able to come up and dig in safety. His quick and decisive action had a great deal to do with the saving of the right flank of the Division.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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