Vincent Lawrence ANDREWS

Regimental number15
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMelbourne Street, Aberman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Andrews, Melbourne Street, Abermain, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty and courageous action during an attack on enemy positions near MORLANCOURT on the night 5th/6th May, 1918. After skilfully and energetically assisting his platoon Commander in the difficult task of keeping correct direction on the right flank, he performed a most gallant action which undoubtedly saved the lives of most of his platoon. As the platoon was nearing its final objective an enemy machine gunner was seen to rush to his gun and swing it into action. Without hesitation Sergeant ANDREWS sprang forward at the gunner and shot him, opening the way for the capture of the gun and the garrison in the post, in all 3 Officers and 36 men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal