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Number: Private 2554

Battalion: 22nd Battalion

Place of Birth: Newmarket

Next of Kin: Mrs. Lydia Andrews 14 Rankin St Newmarket

Date and place of enlistment: Leongatha 20/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment: Age 28 years 5 months,
5'2 ½ ", 8 stone 4 pounds, grey eyes and brown hair

Religion: Protestant

Occupation: Horse Trainer

Date and place of death: He died of self -inflicted
wounds on the 6/8/1916 at Etaples.

Location of memorial: He was buried in Etaples
Military Cemetery Pas de Calais

Relationship to Woorayl Shire: He enlisted in Leongatha and appears to have been living in the Grassy Spur area.

Military History:

20/7/1915 He enlisted in Leongatha
27/10/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses
At first he was in the 6th reinforcement 22ndBattalion
24/2/1916 He changed to the 7th Battalion
26/3/1916 He embarked Alexandria
31/3/1916 He disembarked Marseilles
11/4/1916 He was ill in hospital
15/5/1916 He rejoined his unit
6/8/1916 He died of self inflicted wounds in the General Hospital Etaples
His mother, a widow, received his medals and plaque as well as a pension.
He appears to be on the Grassy Spur Honor Roll as H Andrews


ANDREWS, Cecil Harry

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