Cecil Harry Andrews

Name   Cecil Harry Andrews

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

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