Edward Tempest ANDREWS


ANDREWS, Edward Tempest

Service Number: 6032
Enlisted: 4 September 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hay, New South Wales, 1881
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Bourke Convent & Pire Bure Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917
Cemetery: Birr Cross Roads Cemetery
Plot III, Row C, Grave 23
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6032
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6032, 17th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6032, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born in Hay, New South Wales

Father stated Edward was born 1881 (died 36 years of age).

Father Arthur William Abbott ANDREWS and Mother Bridget Andrews
lived at Macdonald House, 321 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW.

Although Edward stated he was 33 years 3 months of age on enlisting, single,
5' 5 3/4" tall; 140 lbs; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair; Roman Catholic

On enlisting Edward had lived at 'Roseleigh', North Ryde, NSW.

04/09/1916     enlisted in Sydney, NSW

10/09/1916     appointed to Dubbo Depot Battalion

19/09/1916     appointed to 17th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement at Liverpool, NSW

25/10/1916     embarked Sydney, NSW onboard HMAT A11 Ascanius
                      as a Private with 17th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
28/12/1916     disembarked into Devonport, England

29/12/1916     marched into 5th Training Battalion, Rollestone, England

05/04/1917     proceeded overseas to France

06/04/1917     marched out to 2nd Australian Depot Base, Etaples, France

26/04/1917     joined 17th Battalion, France

20/09/1917     Killed in Action

09/01/1918     noted as buried:
                      East of Gordon House, south of road running from Zillebeke Road
                      to Leinster Farm, west of small cemetery on south side of hedge, France

09/07/1919      exhumed and re-buried in:
                      Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Belgium
                      Plot III, Row C, Grave #23

His name is commemorated on Panel 82 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Medals:          British War medal (50565), Victory medal (49925) and
                     Memorial Plaque and Scroll (331348)

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  11/01/2017.  Lest we forget.