Ernest John Howard Andrews Unknown date of birth - Died 30 September 1916 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number13/2156 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Private AWMMAuckland Infantry Regiment AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy 3/4 portrait of Ernest John Howard Andrews, Reg No 13/2156, … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesErnest John Howard AWMM SurnameAndrews AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number13/2156 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Thornton, Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationH.C.N. Andrews (father), East Tamaki, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 14 Aug 1915 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns1914-1919 Western Front AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number13/2156 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards1914-1915 Star AWMMBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMMAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 14 Aug 1915-19 September 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 28 AWMMVessel was Tofua AWMMTrooper AWMM; Auckland Mounted Rifles AWMM; 6th Reinforcements AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Private AWMMAuckland Infantry Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Ernest Andrews was the son of Mr and Mrs Howard Crofts N. Andrews, Auckland.Ernest John Howard Andrews embarked with the 6th Reinforcements of the Auckland Mounted Rifles and was part of New Zealand's first period at the Somme in 1916. He was killed in action just months after arriving, on 30th September 1916. It is likely that Andrews was part of the New Zealand group that was given the task of capturing a trench system to the left of the village of Flers. This attack began on 15 September 1916 and culminated in attacks on Grove Alley at the end of the month. Regardless, he died in part of the offensive that has become notorious for its cost in human lives and lack of significant progress ("NZ Battlefields and Memorials of the Western Front" p 46).Auckland War Memorial Museum holds Andrews' medals and memorial plaque. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death Date of death30 September 1916 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathSomme, Northern France, France AWMM Death notesSomme, France AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial nameCaterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMMAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Ernest John Howard Andrews by laying a poppy. Eric Andrews Ernest Frank Andrews Ernest John Howard Andrews Francis John Andrews Frank Andrews Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Ernest John Howard Andrews Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22270479Further ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C327Further Reference DocumentsMcGibbon, I. (2001). New Zealand Battlefields and memorials of the Western Front. London, England: Oxford University Press. AWMMNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 16 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.