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John William ANDREWS

Regimental number6959
Place of birthPetham near Canterbury, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressPO, Yuna, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Henry Andrews, King's Row, Nettlestead near Maidstone, Kent, England
Enlistment date9 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row J, Grave No. 10), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
78
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr H and Mrs E. ANDREWS, 17 Frederick Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, England
Family/military connectionsBrother No 6716 Pte Frederick Joseph ANDREWS, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

British War Medal, Victory Medal

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