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John ANDREWS

Regimental number5030
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolMarrickville Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraph linesman
Address54 Smith Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Andrews, 54 Smith Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 10 September 1916

FateKilled in Action 1 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death27
Place of burialGordon Dump Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 6), Ovillers-La Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18

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