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Ernest William ANDREWS

Regimental number298
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
SchoolFremantle Boys, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Address100 Queen Victoria Road, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, William Andrews, 100 Queen Victoria Road, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 February 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 24), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Parents: William and Ellen ANDREWS, 100 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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