ANDREWS, Charles Eric
(Service number 15/109)

First Rank Captain Last Rank Lieutenant Colonel


Date 9 April 1875 Place of Birth Bognor, Sussex, England

Enlistment Information

Date 15 August 1914 Age 39 years
Address at Enlistment Preston Street, Timaru
Occupation Captain NZSC
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs C. ANDREWS, care of Mrs A. McDonald, 19 Renfrew Street, Garnet Hill, Glasgow, Scotland
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Reinforcement
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Headquarters
Date 14 December 1914
Transport Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Staff Corps

Military Awards

Campaigns Egypt, France
Service Medals
Military Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Award Circumstances and Date

London Gazette 3 June 1919

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

Post-war Occupations

Military officer


Date 26 November 1928 Age 53 years
Place of Death 9 Marris Avenue, Remuera, Auckland (residence)
Notices Auckland Star, 27 November 1928
Memorial or Cemetery Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference Services Section, Block B, Row 3, Plot 53
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles Eric Andrews married Christina Cameron Mackenzie on 29 March 1900 at Wellington, New Zealand. Charles Eric Andrews was one of a number of officers appointed to the New Zealand Staff Corps with the rank of Lieutenant, effective from 17 March 1911. Charles and Christina were living in Campbell Street, Timaru at this time, and moved to Preston Street prior to the war. Captain Andrews was in Egypt in January 1915, when his wife arrived in England to offer her services as a nurse in France. As from 18 December 1915, Captain C. E. Andrews was to be temporary major while in command of a company. In June 1916 Major C. E. Andrews, New Zealand staff corps, spent a few weeks' leave in London with his wife who was nursing at the 4th London General Hospital. He then returned to France to rejoin his battalion. Major Charles Eric Andrews was invalided in September 1916 and returned home. Major Andrews, assistant-adjutant-general, was temporarily authorised to exercise the power of adjutant-general in the absence of Colonel Tate in February 1919. It was in June 1919 that the appointment of Major Charles Eric Andrews, NZSC, as an officer of the Order of the British Empire was gazetted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 February 2020]; Waikumete Cemetery headstone transcription [02 February 2020]; NZ Times, 15 April 1911, Evening Post, 4 May 1916, NZ Herald, 27 June 1916, 15 February 1919, Sun, 21 September 1916, Star, 3 June 1919, Auckland Star, 27 November 1928 (Papers Past) [02 February 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [02 February 2020]

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