Martin Jacob ANDREA


ANDREA, Martin Jacob

Service Number: 7456
Enlisted: 1 March 1917, Charters Towers, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Millchester, Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, 27 August 1893
Home Town: Charters Towers, Charters Towers, Queensland
Schooling: Millchester State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Labourer & Carter
Died: Died of Illness, Enoggera, Queensland, Australia, 26 May 1920, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Brisbane General (Toowong) Cemetery, Queensland Plot 10, Row 44, Grave 12. S1/503.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7456, 15th Infantry Battalion, Charters Towers, Queensland
14 Jun 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7456, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Horarato
17 Dec 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 42nd Infantry Battalion
26 Jul 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 7456, 42nd Infantry Battalion
26 May 1920: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7456, 42nd Infantry Battalion

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42 Battalion

Rank - Private

Returned to Australia 12 May 1918

admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 11 August 1917 (mumps); discharged from ship's hospital, 15 August 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917.

Marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford, 31 August 1917.

Marched in to 13th Training Bn, 4 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1917; taken on strength, 42nd Bn, in the field, 17 December 1917.

Marched in to Base Depot, Rouelles, 22 March 1918.

Transferred to England for discharge, 31 March 1918 (defective intelligence and vision).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika' 12 May 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane (defective vision); discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 26 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died, 26 May 1920, at 17th Australian General Hospital, Enoggera:  imbecility; asthenia; heart failure.

Son of Mrs A Colquhoun, Hightville, MacGregor, Queensland and Christian Andrew Andrea


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Martin Jacob ANDREA was born in Charters Towers, Queensland in the parish of Millchestor on 27th August, 1893

His parents were Christian ANDREA & Agnes POLLOCK

He enlisted in Charters Towers on 1st March, 1917 and embarked with the 15th Infantry Battalion, 25th reinforcements on 14th June, 1917 on the HMAS Horarato - he transferred to the 42nd Infantry Battalion on 17th December, 1917

He returned to Australia on 12th May, 1918 and was discharged in Brisbane as medically unfit & suffering from vision problems on 26th July, 1918

Martin died in the Australian General Hospital at Enoggera, Queensland on 26th May, 1920 suffering from imbecility, asthenia & heart failure - he is buried in the Toowong Cemetery in Brisbane

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