Albert William Andrew 1866 - 19 April 1941 Key details Contribute › Service numberN/N AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 10th Contingent, North Island Regiment, A Squadron AWMM WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share 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 birthChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesChristchurchNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › 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 unitsEssex Regiment 1866 AWMM1891 AWMM116th Mahratta Light Infantry AWMM1917-1918 AWMM50th Indian Army Brigade AWMM Military serviceEssex Regiment 1866 AWMM1891 AWMM116th Mahratta Light Infantry AWMM1917-1918 AWMM50th Indian Army Brigade AWMMMesopotamia/Southwest Asia/Asia AWMM 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 AWMM30 January 1901 AWMMAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyPre WW1 AWMM30 January 1901 AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 6th Contingent AWMM19 Company AWMMCornwall AWMMMajor 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 deathChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Death notesChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameBromley Cemeterycorner of Keighleys and Linwood AvenueChristchurchNew Zealand AWMM Grave reference Memorial Contribute › 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 2015 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=20524801Archives NZNew Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) Warhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introductionFurther 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.