MITCHELL, Andrew Alexander
(Service number 38974)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Sergeant


Date 23 May 1889 Place of Birth Dunedin (or Gore)

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Maltby Street, Timaru
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Andrew MITCHELL (mother), Maltby Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Navua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 2 Battalion, Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Lost left arm

Post-war Occupations



Date 1 September 1975 Age 86 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Andrew Alexander Mitchell was the youngest son of Andrew and Helen (Ellen, née Dawson) Mitchell. He was born on 23 May 1889 at Dunedin (according to his military personnel file; another source says Edendale, and his birth was registered at Gore). Along with most of his siblings he was educated at Edendale School; the youngest, Gladys, who was born in 1900, started at Timru Main in 1907.

Andrew, junior, was living at home – Maltby Street, Timaru – when he enlisted. A clerk, single and Presbyterian, he named his mother as next-of-kin – Mrs Andrew Mitchell, Maltby Street, Timaru. Sergeant A. A. Mitchell embarked with the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, on 16 February 1917 per the “Navua”. He was severely wounded on 14 October 1917 at Flanders and lost an arm.

In 1918, he married Charlotte Elizabeth Cockerill (Lottie), who died in February 1949. Andrew Alexander Mitchell died on 1 September 1975 at Christchurch, aged 86 years.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 December 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [28 December 2021]; Timaru Herald, 27 October 1917 (Papers Past) [01 September 2021]

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