Edward Bertram ANDREWS

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ANDREWS, Edward Bertram

Service Number: 2150
Enlisted: 8 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Melrose, South Australia, 9 April 1892
Home Town: Melrose, Mount Remarkable, South Australia
Schooling: Melrose State School
Occupation: Shopkeeper's assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Fleurbaix, France, 26 August 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery
IM B 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Glenelg HB1* WW 1 and WW 2 Glenelg and District, MelroseB*, MelroseM*, National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

8 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2150, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2150, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
7 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2150, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2150, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2150, 32nd Infantry Battalion

Obituary

Observer Newspaper

Pte. Edward Bertram Andrews, who was killed in France on August 26, while on patrol duty, was a son of the late Mr. E.J. Andrews and Mrs. Andrews, of Melrose, and a grandson of the late Mr. T.B. Marshall, of that town. A bright and unselfish disposition, combined with many fine characteristics, made him extremely popular among a large circle of friends. He was a prominent and active member of Holy Trinity Church, Melrose, in which connection he was a warden, a lay reader, a member of the choir, and a Sunday school teacher. He was also actively associated with the local football, cricket and tennis clubs.

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of Edward James ANDREWS and Ella Frances (nee MARSHALL)

"...2150 Private Edward Bertram Andrews, 32nd Battalion. A store assistant of Melrose, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements from Adelaide on HMAT Miltiades (A28) on 7 February 1916 for Suez. His battalion relocated to the Western Front, France, in mid June 1916. He was wounded in action at the Battle of Fromelles on 19 July 1916 and was able to return to duty later that day. Pte Andrews was killed in action near Fleurbaix, France, on 28 August 1916. He was aged 24 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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