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Albert William Andrew

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  • Service number
    N/N AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 10th Contingent, North Island Regiment, A Squadron AWMM
  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert William AWMM
  • Surname
    Andrew AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
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    N/N AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1866 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    N/N AWMM
  • Military service
    • Essex Regiment 1866 AWMM
    • 1891 116th Mahratta Light Infantry AWMM
    • 1917-1918 50th Indian Army Brigade AWMM
      Mesopotamia, Southwest Asia, Asia AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) AWMM
      Mention in Despatches 1901 AWMM
    • Queen'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 AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) Four Times AWMM
    • Order of St Stanislas (unknown class) (Russia) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Pre WW1 Vessel was Cornwall AWMM
    Major AWMM
    19 Company AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 6th Contingent AWMM

Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 10th Contingent, North Island Regiment, A Squadron AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    75 AWMM
  • Date of death
    19 April 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Bromley Cemetery, corner of Keighleys and Linwood Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
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