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George Brett ANDREWS

Regimental number3227
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressLewisham, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWife, Mrs M A Andrews, 10 Jubilee Street, Lewisham, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on German trenches near MOUQUET FARM on night 29th/30th August, 1916, Private ANDREWS (Battalion Scout) was sent out to observe the progress of the attack. When the Company in front of him was forced to retire, he sent his mate back with a report and himself helped the Officer in Charge of the Company, who was wounded, back to the dressing station. He then made several trips through trenches knee deep in mud, carrying bombs, which he served out to the men in the firing line. His conduct had a beneficial effect, as the men had nothing to defend themselves with except their bayonets, their rifles being rendered useless by the mud. All this work was conducted under extremely heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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