Hugh William Theodore ANDREWS

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ANDREWS, Hugh William Theodore

Service Number: 1507
Enlisted: 17 December 1914, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tragowel, Victoria, 1877
Home Town: Kerang, Gannawarra, Victoria
Schooling: Tragowal State School
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Died: Died of wounds, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 8 October 1917
Cemetery: Birr Cross Roads Cemetery
Plot IV, Row E, Grave # II
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1507, Townsville, Queensland
13 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1507, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
13 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1507, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1507, 9th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
29 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1507, 9th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
6 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1507, 9th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, 2nd occasion

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Father Hugh Millar ANDREWS (died when Hugh was an infant) and
Mother Jessie BARCLAY (d. 1922), lived at Frankston, Victoria

Sister:
Euphemia Watt Crawford lived at 108 Brongham Street, Bengido (1923)

Half-sister:
Ruby Mary Catherine Ross Hill, lived at 7 St David Street, North Geelong, VIC

Previous service:  2 years 9 months K Company Victorian Rangers

Described on enlisting as 37 years 8 months of age; single; 5' 6" tall; 9 stone 12 lbs;
brown complexion; blue eyes; fair hair; Presbyterian

14/12/1914    enlisted in Townsville, Queensland

08/02/1915    appointed to 32nd reinforcements, 9th Infantry, Enoggera Camp

06/05/1915    joined unit - 9th Battalion, ANZAC

29/05/1915    gun shot wound to left buttock - in action, Gabe Tepe
04/06/1915    admitted to St Andrews Hospital, St Andrews

19/07/1915    embarked onboard Knight Temple for front

25/07/1915    rejoined 9th Battalion, ANZAC

04/01/1916    disembarked off of Grampian from Mudros, into Alexandria

21/01/1916     sick to hospital, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt
22/01/1916     Mumps - admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Tel-el-Kebir
23/01/1916     Mumps - admitted to 4th Auxillary Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
10/02/1916     discharged to Base, Cairo

06/03/1916     rejoined 9th Battalion, Serapeus

27/03/1916     proceeding to join British Expeditionary Forces, ex Alexandria
03/04/1916     disembarked off of Saxonia into Marseilles, France

21/06/1916     sick to hospital - NZ Stationary Hospital
22/06/1916     Influenza - 24 AT
28/06/1916     discharged to duty

30/11/1916     Influenza, sick to hospital - NZ Stationary Hospital
02/01/1917     transfer to 4 Convalescent Depot, Estretat
09/01/1917     discharged to Base Details, Havre, France

11/01/1917     marched in to 1st Australian Base Depot, Etaples, France
16/01/1917     proceeding to unit
17/01/1917     rejoined 9th Battalion, France

06/10/1917     wounded in action, Belgium

8/10/1917      died of wounds recevied in action at Headquarters 1st Australian Division
                     Forward Aid Post, Belgium

buried in:       Bellawarde Ridge Military Cemetery, Belgium

28/11/1919     exhumbed and reburied in:
                     Birr Cross Roads Cemetery,
                     Plot IV, Row E, Grave 11

Medals:          1914/15 Star (1677); British War medal (8501), Victory medal (8461)
                     and Memorial Plaque and Scroll (339196)

03/08/1967     Half Sister Ruby applied for the Gallipoli Medallion on Hugh's behalf.

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

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