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William John Cullen Andrews

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  • Service number
    12538 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    Divisional Cavalry AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William John Cullen AWMM
  • Surname
    Andrews AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12538 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1907 AWMM
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Transport driver AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Renwicktown, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Hugh J. Andrews (father), Kekerangu, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Sinai & Palestine AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12538 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Trooper AWMM
    2 Divisional Cavalry AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidentally killed on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    Divisional Cavalry AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Hugh and Annie Andrews (nee Jones), of Havelock, Marlborough.

    "For the regiment the manoeuvres began on a tragic note with a shooting accident. In the early hours of 21 May, Trooper Andrews was accidentally shot with a pistol and later died. He was given a military funeral at Ras Baalbek." (Loughnan 1963) AWMM

Death

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  • Age at death
    33 AWMM
  • Date of death
    21 May 1942 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Accidental Death AWMM
  • Place of death
    Syria AWMM
  • Death notes
    Syria AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon AWMM
  • Grave reference
    4.D.3. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Havelock Museum, 74 State Hwy, Havelock 7100 AWMM
    • Renick War Memorial, 55 High Street, Renwick AWMM
    • Havelock War Memorial, Havelock AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • I would love to here from anyone with imformation about William Andrews
    Public - Elaine Ella - Direct descendant - 29 October 2016

Sources

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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 15 AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Loughnan, R.J.M., (1963). p. 177. AWMM

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29 October 2016Elaine EllaNelson NZDirect descendant