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Louis John ANDREWS

Regimental number4493
Place of birthDandenong, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address229 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen Violet Andrews, 229 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date30 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at La Flaque on 10-11 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 16 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Military Medal

'For gallant conduct and conspicuous devotion to duty at LA FFLQUE on the night 10th/11th August, 1918. He volunteered for work as a stretcher bearer, and made numerous trips along a heavily shelled and bombed road to the evacuating point. He assisted in bringing the wounded to the aid post, helped in their dressing, and throughout rendered invaluable service, displaying at the same time the utmost coolness and resource. On numerous occasions he has displayed similar qualities and has twice distinguished himself by volunteering for difficult and dangerous work in connection with the evacuation of wounded. Throughout a time of great difficulty his quiet and resourceful help was of the utmost value, while his example and quickness of decision very greatly helped in rapidly clearing away any accumulation of wounded and so prevented any congestion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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