Hugh William Theodore ANDREWS

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, Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Great War Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

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

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

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.