DEWAR, Andrew Stewart
(Service number 32829)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||22 April 1896||Place of Birth||Oamaru|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||L. DEWAR (father), Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||19th Reinforcements, J Company|
|Date||15 November 1916|
|Transport||Tahiti or Maunganui|
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Prisoner of War Information
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|Date||9 June 1947||Age||51 years|
|Place of Death||Oamaru|
|Notices||Otago Daily Times, 10 June 1947|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Oamaru Old Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Block 184, Plot 16-17|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Andrew Stewart Dewar was born on 22 April 1896 at Oamaru, the first-born of Lunam and Margaret Sutherland (née Meldrum) Dewar. He was educated at Oamaru South School, leaving at the age of 13½ to work. He was an ironmonger when he enlisted, naming his father as next-of-kin – L. Dewar, Waimate.
Lance Corporal A. S. Dewar embarked with the 19th Reinforcements, leaving from Wellington on 15 November 1916. A. S. Dewar returned to New Zealand (Timaru) by the “Somerset” which was due at Lyttelton about 12 August 1919. In 1926 he married Ellen May Reynolds.
Andrew Stewart Dewar saw service again in World War Two (474583), that service being the cause of his death on 9 June 1947 at Oamaru. His burial in Oamaru Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves site. Ellen died in 1971 and is buried with Andrew.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 March 2022]; School Admission record (Oamaru Branch NZSG) [19 March 2022]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2022]; UK Commonwealth War Graves 1939-1947 [19 March 2022]; Oamaru Cemetery headstone transcription [19 March 2022]; Oamaru Cemetery burial record (Waitaki District Council) [19 March 2022]; Timaru Herald, 8 August 1919, Otago Daily Times, 10 June 1947 (Papers Past) [16 & 19 March 2022]
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