Arthur Edward ANDREW

ANDREW, Arthur Edward

Service Number: 26672
Enlisted: 28 July 1915
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 6th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Charlton, Victoria, 24 June 1893
Home Town: Mile End, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Gilles Street Public School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Busigny, France, 17 October 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Roisel, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Treasurer and Chief Secretary Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, SA Government Printing Office WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

28 Jul 1915: Enlisted
7 Sep 1916: Involvement Gunner, 26672, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '4' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Sydney embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
7 Sep 1916: Embarked Gunner, 26672, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Port Sydney, Melbourne
17 Oct 1918: Involvement Gunner, 26672, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 26672 awm_unit: 6th Australian Field Artillery Brigade awm_rank: Gunner awm_died_date: 1918-10-17

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Biography contributed by Paraskevi Georgopoulos

Arthur Edward Andrew was born on the 24th of June 1893 in Melbourne, Victoria. Living in Cuming Street, Mile End, he was the child of Marion and Richard Andrews. Arthur attended Gillies Street Public School in Adelaide, South Australia. In 1907, Arthur joined the government service in the printing department. Arthur completed military service as a Sergeant in the 1st Senior Cadets from which he was discharged on the 30th of June in 1911.

Arthur Edward Andrew enlisted as a gunner in 1915 on August the 11th, at the age of twenty-two. At this time Arthur was single. His service number is 26672. After enlisting, Arthur embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on the 7th of September in 1916. He was sent to France to serve in the 6th Field Artillery Brigade.

After being a gunner and fighting for the country throughout World War 1 Arthur served for three years. Wounded in action, Arthur died on the 17th of October in 1918. This occurred in Busigny, France. His place of burial is the Roisel Communal Cemetery extension in France.

Arthur was awarded medals including the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

His family was also connected to the military. Arthur's cousin, Donald Andrew, was in the 2nd Reinforcements 10th Battalion. He was also killed in France.



Son of Marion ANDREWS

Of 47 Cuming St., Mile End, SA

Served in France

Wounded in action 8/7/16 and 17/10/18