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Andrews C H  Pte  2554

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 7 years, 9 months ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Andrews C H  Pte  2554    Cecil Harry     22 Inf Bn       28      Horse trainer      Single      Prot       

Address: Kensington, Rankins Rd, 14   

Next of Kin: Andrews, Lydia, Mrs, mother, 14 Rankins Rd, Kensington 

Enlisted: 20 Jul 1915       

Embarked: A38 Ulysses 27 Oct 1915


Date of Death: 06/08/1916

CWGC: "Son of Joseph and Lydia Andrews, of 14, Rankins Rd., Newmarket, Victoria, Australia. Native of Flemingon, Victoria".



Taken on Strength of the 7th Infantry Battalion at Serapeum Feb 1916.   


Andrews, Cecil Harry.  Horse trainer, once apprenticed to James Scobie. 5’ 2½”.   In France with the 7th Battalion, in May 1916 he was in hospital but was charged with the concealment of disease (venereal)  and making a disturbance after lights out, receiving 7 days Field Punishment No 2.  In July 1916 he received another 7 days FP No 2 for being absent from Parade and roll call.  On 5 Aug 1916 he was admitted to hospital at Etaples, and the next day was found to have cut his neck with a razor. An enquiry found that he had died of a self-inflicted razor cut to the throat.



Evidence: No 2270 Pte M Carmody 7th Battn AIF states.
At Etables (sic) on 5th August I was in the Cook House of the 2nd Depot Battn, about 9 pm.  Pte Andrews came in with Pte Bevan and asked for some tea.  he told me he had come back from the front "Pissed off", Deserted and had no food for about four days.  They talked with me for about half an hour, Andrews said they would not get him back as "it was too rough for him".  They were both sober.  I had known Andrews for some years.  I don't know what became of  Andrews when he left me as I saw him no more. Bevan said he was going back with some draft to the front.  




War Service Commemorated

Newmarket Baptist Church  *                                                                                    

Regimental Register 


In Memoriam


No notices in The Argus to 1919.

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