Albert William Andrew Born 1866 - Died 19 April 1941 PDF Print Share Key details Service numberN/N AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 10th Contingent, North Island Regiment, A Squadron AWMM WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Lay a poppy Headstone, Bromley Cemetery (Photo by Sarndra Lees) - Image … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesAlbert William AWMM SurnameAndrew AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service numberN/N AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth1866 AWMM Place of birthChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesChristchurch, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service numberN/N AWMM Military serviceEssex Regiment 1866 AWMM1891 116th Mahratta Light Infantry AWMM1917-1918 50th Indian Army Brigade AWMMMesopotamia, Southwest Asia, Asia AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsCompanion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) AWMMMention in Despatches 1901 AWMMQueen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 clasps) AWMM... attached to 6th Contingent from Indian Staff Corps. In command during action at Mokari Drift, Caledon river, 27/09/01, and handled his troops very well London Gazette dated 8/10/01 AWMMMentioned in Despatches (MiD) Four Times AWMMOrder of St Stanislas (unknown class) (Russia) AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsPre WW1 Vessel was Cornwall AWMMMajor AWMM19 Company AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 6th Contingent AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 10th Contingent, North Island Regiment, A Squadron AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Albert Andrew was an officer in the New Zealand Volunteer Force in Christchurch when he became the first New Zealander to take advantage of a scheme which offered commissions in the British Army to officers of colonial defence forces.. He served with the British Army in India and transferred to the Indian Army.During the Boer War he was seconded to the New Zealand Military Forces and was attached to the 6th and 10th Contingents.He took an interest in military affairs and published several books on the subject. He was also an accomplished linguist, fluent in Persian, Arabic, Hindustani and Mahratti.During World War 1 he commanded an Indian Army infantry brigade group in Mesopotamia and was mentioned in despatches five times. He was made CMG.He retired from the Indian Army in 1920 and returned to Christchurch and was Chief Commissioner of the Boy Scouts' Association to 1929.This record has been created from details provided from Archives New Zealand's Archway database http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ and indicates a personnel file is available at Archives New Zealand. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death75 AWMM Date of death19 April 1941 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Death notesChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Cemetery nameBromley Cemetery, corner of Keighleys and Linwood Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Grave reference Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Albert William Andrew by laying a poppy. Martin Christian Andresen Albert Ernest Andrew Albert William Andrew Alexander Andrew Alexander Binnie Andrew Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Albert William Andrew Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20524801Further ReferenceNew Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) Warhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introductionFurther ReferenceArchives NZ: W5515|2|102http://archives.govt.nz/research/guides/warFurther Reference DocumentsStowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMMTaylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMMNew Zealand Contingents to South Africa: Nominal Rolls (1901). Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.