DEWAR, Andrew Stewart
(Service number 32829)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 22 April 1896 Place of Birth Oamaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Ironmonger
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin L. DEWAR (father), Waimate
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 19th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 9 June 1947 Age 51 years
Place of Death Oamaru
Cause War Service
Notices Otago Daily Times, 10 June 1947
Memorial or Cemetery Oamaru Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 184, Plot 16-17
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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