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Robert Frank ANDREWS

Regimental number2109
Place of birthBeaufort, Victoria
SchoolBeaufort State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressAlbert Andrews, 193 High Street, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather
Previous military serviceWas a member of Royal Australian Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Valuable services and gallantry in maintaining communications under heavy fire. (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateDied of wounds 11 February 1917
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 33), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
93
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Jane ANDREWS, Korumburra, Victoria. Native of Beaufort, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1655 Pte Norman Charles ANDREWS, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1919.
Other details

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

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