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John Joseph ANDREWS

Regimental number7011
Place of birthNewtown Hamilton, Co Armagh, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia22
AddressCoorparoo, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Andrews, Cambridge Street, Coorparoo, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Citizen Miltary Forces, Artillery, Brisbane. Equipment Returned.; Served in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date24 September 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 60), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs E. ANDREWS, Manilla Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front.

Embarked, Sydney, 16 November 1917; disembarked, Suez, Egypt, 21 December 1917; embarked, Port Said, 9 January 1918; disembarked, Taranto, Italy, 20 January 1918; disembarked, Southampton, England, 30 January 1918; marched into 5th Training Bn, 30 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas for France via Folkestone, 29 April 1918; marched into New Zealand Base Depot, Etaples, France, 30 April 1918; proceeded to join unit, 4 May 1918; taken on strength of 25th Bn, 8 May 1918.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance (sick), 13 May 1918; to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 15 May 1918; to Ambulance Train, 18 May 1918; admitted to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 19 May 1918; to No. 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 21 May 1918; to No. 5 Convalescent Depot, 9 June 1918; to Australian Convalescent Depot, 19 June 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot from Hospital, 6 July 1918; proceeded to join unit, 9 July 1918; rejoined 25th Bn, 10 July 1918.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance (shrapnel wounds to arm and head), Etaples, 29 August 1918; transferred to 41st Casualty Clearing Station, 30 August 1918; died of wounds, 30 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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