Ernest Lancelot (Lance) ANDREWS

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ANDREWS, Ernest Lancelot

Service Number: 89
Enlisted: 14 September 1914, Helena Vale, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Pancras, London, England, 19 December 1876
Home Town: Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 August 1918, aged 41 years
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
Burial 1X G8
Memorials: Margaret River War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 89, Helena Vale, Western Australia
18 Sep 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 89, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 89, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 89, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 89, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW (left thigh)
20 Aug 1915: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 89, 16th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ernest Lancelot ANDREWS was born on 19th December, 1876 in Pancras, London

His parents were John Marshall ANDREWS and Lucy Anne NASH who married in England in 1867

Ernest served in WW1 with the Australian Army and was discharged from the AIF on 20th August, 1915 in London, UK - 

He received a commission in the British Navy on the 21st August, 1915 as a Second Lieutenant (Royal Marines)

He was promoted to Captain in the Royal Marines, British Navy on 22nd February, 1916 (1st Royal Marine Battalion)

Ernest was Killed in Action on the 25th August, 1918

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Details of his service in the British Navy

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 21st August, 1915

Draft for Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF) 25th October, 1915

Joined 2nd RM Battalion - 22nd November, 1915 to 30th October, 1916

Invalided to UK 3rd November, 1916 - sprained ankle

Draft for British Expeditionary Force( BEF) 7th February, 1917

Joined 2nd RM Battalion 23rd Februaury, 1917 to 20th March, 1917

Rejoined 2nd RM Battalion 4th May, 1917 to 10th May, 1917

Invalided to UK 13th May, 1917 - Epididymitis

Draft for BEF 1st April 1918

Joined 2nd RM Battalion 8th April, 1918

Transferred to 1st RM Battalion 28th April, 1918

Killed in Action - 25th August, 1918

 

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