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Robert George Downey ANDREWS

Regimental number748
ReligionChurch of England
Address108 Stirling Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Louisa Maud Andrews, 108 Stirling Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date4 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name44th Battalion, D 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 RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Armentieres on 13-14 March 1917.
Recommendation date: 21 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

Military Medal

'At ARMENTIERES, on the night of the 13th/14th March, 1917, Sergeant ANDREWS was a member of a raiding party. Throughout the raid he displayed great courage, moving about amongst his men and keeping his party organised under a very heavy enemy barrage. After the raiders had been forced to return, Sergeant ANDREWS went out into No Man's Land, under a heavy machine gun fire, on no less than (3) three occasions, and asssisted in bringing in wounded and dead men. During the whole operation he set a fine example to his men by his coolness and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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