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Kenneth McKenzie Alexander ANDREWS

Regimental number21916
Place of birthMansfield, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressTaggerty, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A Andrews, Taggerty, Victoria
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 23, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Ploegsteert on 7 June 1917.
Recommendation date: 15 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Gunner ANDREWS, on 7th June, 1917, at PLOEGSTEERET displayed great courage and untiring determination in the performance of his duty as a linesman with the Forward Observing Officer. Throughout the day the telephone lines were out and mended upwards of fifty times. A large amount of the work involved in rectifying these breaks fell to the part of Gunner ANDREWS. He performed this duty with the utmost skill and daring, and this materially assisted in maintaining communication at very great personal risk.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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