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Albert William Andrew

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Headstone, Bromley Cemetery (Photo by Sarndra Lees) - Image has All Rights Reserved.
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Identity

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  • Forenames
    Albert William AWMM
  • Surname
    Andrew AWMM
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  • 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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  • Birth
    1866 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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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. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    19 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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    Bromley Cemetery, corner of Keighleys and Linwood Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Stowers, 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. AWMM
    • Taylor, 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. AWMM
    • New Zealand Contingents to South Africa: Nominal Rolls (1901). Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Harper, G., Clements, C., & Johns., R. (2019). For King and Other Countries: The New Zealanders Who Fought in Other Services in the First World War. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press. AWMM
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