Chapman Valley History

John William Andrews

6959, Private John William ANDREWS
Unit: 16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcements, AIF

Where Born: Canterbury, Kent, England
Address: Yuna, Western Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Religion: Church of England
Marital status: Single
Parents: Henry and Elizabeth Andrews, Sittingbourne, Kent, England
Description: Height 5’ 7”; weight 144 lbs; chest 33½ /36½”; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair

War Service: John enlisted 09 Oct 1916 at Geraldton, WA, aged 27 years 8 months. His younger brother Frederick enlisted 3 months earlier and had arrived in England with the 22nd Reinforcements. John followed 23 Dec 1916 per HMAT Berrima from Fremantle, WA, disembarking in Devonport, England 16 Feb 1917. On 24 Feb 1917, he marched in to the 4th Training Battalion at Codford, England and proceeded to Etaples, France
22 May 1917. He joined his battalion 11 Jun 1917.
Killed in Action: 04 Jul 1917 at Ploegsteert, Belgium, aged 28 years.
Cemetery: Strand Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Belgium
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Connections: Brother, 6716 Private Frederick Joseph Andrews returned to Australia 01 Jun 1919