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Ernest John Howard Andrews

3/4 portrait of Ernest John Howard Andrews, Reg No 13/2156, of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 6th Reinforcements. Killed in action in France on 30 September 1916. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-A24. No known copyright.

3/4 portrait of Ernest John Howard Andrews, Reg No 13/2156, of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, New Zeal …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest John Howard AWMM
  • Surname
    Andrews AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/2156 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Thornton, Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    H.C.N. Andrews (father), East Tamaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/2156 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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About death

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  • Death
    30 September 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Ernest was one of a family of 7 boys and 7 girls he was my grandfather's 1st cousin. Grandad was Edmund Stephenson twidle jnr, he was also in France and was gassed out but lived to92yrs old. I am on my was to France this week to le quesnoy a battle 7days before the end of the 1st war 120 odd kiwis were killed including Vincent Stephenson twidle grandads brother and a 1st cousin to Ernest John Howard Andrews. They had 42 1st cousins on one side of their family. I may get to the somme where Ernest died too.
    Public - Lorraine Ina - Direct descendant - 26 October 2018



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  • External links
  • References
    • McGibbon, I. (2001). New Zealand Battlefields and memorials of the Western Front. London, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 16 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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16 April 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
26 October 2018Lorraine Ina Shetland Islands UK Direct descendant

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