ANDREW, William
(Service number 46644)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 10 December 1896 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Pleasant Point
Occupation Blacksmith
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs William ANDREW (wife), care of Mrs Beauchamp, 57 Rugby Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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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


Date 30 October 1976 Age 79 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Purewa Crematorium
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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