Service Numbers: 1319, V5508
Enlisted: 16 August 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Australian Corps Headquarters
Born: Malvern, Victoria, Australia, 11 May 1895
Home Town: Frankston, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Bronchial Asthma, 115th Australian General Hospital (Heidelberg), Melbourne, Australia, 20 September 1945, aged 50 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
Springvale War Cemetery, Springvale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Frankston Avenue of Honour Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1319, 13th Light Horse Regiment
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1319, 13th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1319, 13th Light Horse Regiment
16 Nov 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, Australian Corps Headquarters
8 Mar 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1319, Australian Corps Headquarters, 3rd MD

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lieutenant, SN V5508
26 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN V5508

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

From How We Served
The final resting place for; - 1319 & V5508 Lieutenant Daniel Andrews of Frankston, and South Preston, Victoria, who prior to enlisting for War service on the 16th of August 1915 had been employed as a clerk.
Daniel was allocated to reinforcements for the 13th Light Horse Regiment 1st AIF and was embarked for Egypt and further training on the 26th of October.

Having been taken on strength following his arrival, Daniel was shipped to France where he was disembarked on the 25th of June 1916. Daniels’s service in France and Belgium would be continuous, and his only respite from the trenches, would be due to his receiving Leave on two occasions.

His first respite was granted from the 26th of July 1917 to the 7th of August, and his second occasion away from his Regiment, was allowed on the 11th of October 1918 to the 27th of October.

Following the signing of the Armistice in November, Daniel was transferred to Australian Corps Headquarters on the 12th of January 1919. On the 22nd of April, Daniel arrived in England for administrative duties, and continued to serve. It was whilst he was stationed in England that Daniel married his bride Violet Victoria Watkins on the 4th of September, and following their marriage Daniel was granted leave on the 17th of September.

With the War now over, Daniel began his repatriation back to Australia, departing England on the 8th of October, and following his return to Australia, he received his official discharge from the 1st AIF for his re-entry into civilian life on the 8th of March 1920.

With the outbreak of a Second World War, Daniel again presented himself for service with the Australian Military Forces on the 26th of August 1940 for full-time duty.

Again, Daniel’s service would be continuous, and following periods with training establishments, he was Commissioned as a Lieutenant with the Australian Army Transport Corps, on the 20th of April 1942. Daniel’s service was only interrupted by periods of ill health, which would see him recover and return to full-time duties.

By the War’s end, Daniel was serving with 2nd Movement Control Group, and whilst awaiting his official discharge, Daniel was admitted into the 115th Australian General Hospital (Heidelberg), suffering from bronchial asthma on the 6th of September.

Whilst still being hospitalized, Daniel succumbed to illness on the 20th of September 1945, at the premature age of 50.

Lieutenant Daniel Andrews, a veteran of the Great War, and who had chosen to serve Australia during a second world conflict, was formally laid to rest within Springvale War Cemetery, Victoria.