Charles Harvest ANDREWS


ANDREWS, Charles Harvest

Service Number: 4127
Enlisted: 17 August 1915, Enlisted at Newcastle, NSW
Last Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Singleton, New South Wales, 1897
Home Town: Singleton, Northumberland, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Warneton, Belgium, 24 March 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Originally buried at Irish House but destroyed by later battles
Memorials: Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Singleton Public School HR
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4127, Enlisted at Newcastle, NSW
20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4127, 1st Infantry Battalion
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4127, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
16 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 54th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 1st Battalion to the 54th Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir
1 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 54th Infantry Battalion, At Canal Zone
1 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 54th Infantry Battalion, In France
1 Feb 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, 54th Infantry Battalion, In the field
24 Mar 1918: Involvement SN 4127, 54th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

When Charles made out his will he gave his name as Charles Harvester Andrews.

Son of Thomas Charles and Tulip Louisa Andrews of Combo, Singleton, NSW

On the Roll of Honour Circular his mother said: Killed in action Irish House near Warneton. Always an enthusiastic soldier he enlisted as soon as he reached 18 years and by merit rose to the rank he held at his death. (WO2). Details from Mother

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served for 4 years in the Senior Cadets