(Service number 46644)
|First Rank||Sergeant||Last Rank|
|Date||10 December 1896||Place of Birth||Pleasant Point|
|Address at Enlistment||Pleasant Point|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs William ANDREW (wife), care of Mrs Beauchamp, 57 Rugby Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship|
|Date||15 August 1917|
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Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||30 October 1976||Age||79 years|
|Place of Death||Auckland|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Purewa Crematorium|
|New Zealand Memorials|
William Andrew was born on 10 December 1896 at Pleasant Point, the youngest son of William Bradley and Margaret Home Richmond Dale (née Anderson) Andrew. He was educated at Pleasant Point School. William married Christina May Wells on 14 July 1917 at St Mary’s Church, Timaru. A month later he embarked for the Front.
In January 1919 his father received notice of his imminent return. W. Andrew, of Pleasant Point, returned home in Draft 211, with over a thousand men aboard, per the “Briton” which was due at Lyttelton in late January 1919. His son, Will Andrew, died in Scotland on active service in 1943. His oldest daughter, Margaret May Andrew, also served in World War II and married in Italy. William, himself, served in World War II.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 September 2020; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 September 2020]; Timaru Herald, 23 & 25 January 1919 (Papers Past) [08 & 13 September 2020]
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