ANDREWS, Private Harry

ANDREWS, Private Harry   (On Nelson Cenotaph as H. Andrews)

Regimental Number: 442931

Military Unit:   Canadian Infantry, British Columbia Regiment, 7th Battalion

Date of Death: 25 July, 1916 (Ypres Salient)

Age at Death:   31  

Place of Burial: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium (no known grave)

Medals:

Attestation: 29 May, 1915, Vernon Camp (54th Battalion)

Previous Military Experience:

Date and Place of Birth: 29 April, 1885; Broadclyst, Exeter, Devonshire, England

Occupation: Deckhand

Residence:   Nelson, BC

Next of Kin: Robert Andrews, Exeter, England; Mother, Emma A.

Religion: Church of England  

Marital Status: Single

Newspaper items; Letters; Other information:

Listed on the Broadclyst, Devonshire War Memorial as:

“Harry Andrews: Not yet confirmed but believed to be the younger brother of Private Reginald Andrews of the 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Emma Andrews of Kerswell Cottage, Broadclyst…Died 9 May, 1917, age 34.” [1891 Census confirms that Harry and Reginald were brothers]

Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War. (Library and Archives Canada):

Killed in action, Ypres Salient.