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Full Name: William Andrews
Rank Last Held: Gunner
Forename(s): William
Surname: Andrews
War:
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.:
  • 4380
  • 11/2021
Gender: Male
First Known Rank:
  • Trooper
  • Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs William Andrews (mother), Roslyn Terrace, Timaru, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 9th Reinforcements Wellington Mounted Rifles, B Squadron
Embarkation Date: 8 January 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 37
Vessel: Maunganui
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 21
Page on Nominal Roll: 5
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Field Artillery
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 31 August 1918
Age at Death: 35
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France
Grave Reference: III. C. 26.
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes: William Andrews was the son of William and Mary Andrews, of Seddon St., Highfield, Timaru, New Zealand. Born at Waimate, New Zealand. He also served in the South African Campaign.
Description of Image: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Anderson L.H. - Andrews W. (photo J Halpin 2010)
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War. URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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