Cecil Harry ANDREWS

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ANDREWS, Cecil Harry

Service Number: 2554
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Injuries (self-inflicted wound), France, 6 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Memorials: Newmarket Baptist Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2554, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Pozières
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2554, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
6 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2554, 7th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Joseph and Lydia Andrews, of 14, Rankins Rd., Newmarket, Victoria

Horse trainer, once apprenticed to James Scobie. 5’ 2½”. In France with the 7th Battalion, in May 1916 he was in hospital but was charged with the concealment of disease (venereal) and making a disturbance after lights out, receiving 7 days Field Punishment No 2. In July 1916 he received another 7 days FP No 2 for being absent from Parade and roll call. On 5 Aug 1916 he was admitted to hospital at Etaples, and the next day was found to have cut his neck with a razor. An enquiry found that he had died of a self-inflicted razor cut to the throat.

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