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George Joseph Keith ANDREWS

Regimental number5028
Date of birth7 December 1896
Place of birthWingham, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address'Ercildoune', 9 Deakin Avenue, Haberfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. M. Andrews, 'Ercildoune,' 9 Deakin Avenue, Haberfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior and Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5028A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Discharge date18 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: CQMS Alan Malcolm D Andrews, 1st and 53rd Battalions
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 1 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 9 August 1916.

Transferred to 53rd Bn, 11 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 February 1917; joined 20th Bn, in the field, 23 March 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left knee); admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 May 1917, and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 6 May 1917; to England, 20 May 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 22 May 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 1 August 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 August 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 10 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 December 1917; rejoined 20th Bn, in the field, 1 January 1918.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, Belgium, 19 January 1918 (enteritis); transferred to 50th Field Ambulance, 20 January 1918 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, and rejoined unit, 27 January 1918.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 April 1918 (synovitis, left knee); to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 9 April 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 13 April 1918.

Transferred to 14th Company, AASC, 4th Divisional Train, 25 April 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 6 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 24 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 13 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Lancashire', 7 February 1919; arrived Melbourne, 24 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: synovitis, left knee), Sydney, 18 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDREWS George Joseph Keith

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