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Frederick Dudley Andrews

 
 
 

Captain Frederick Dudley Andrews, M.C. - Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn. Killed in action 14th August 1917 - 1/4th Bn Son of Thomas and Edith, of Old College House, Lichfield, Staffs. Husband of Gladys Ethel Andrews, of Shustoke, Warwickshire. Buried at Track X Cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres. MC (London Gazette 1 Jan. 1917) Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 21.

He joined Clifton RFC in 1911-12.

Above Frederick Andrews from the 1911-12 Clifton 1st XV photo

Captain Frederick Dudley (Eric) Andrews M.C. Gloucestershire Regiment, third son of Alderman and Mrs T. Andrews, Old College House, Lichfield has been killed in action. Captain Andrews, who was 29 years of age, was educated at Mosely and Rossall.

When War broke out he was second brewer at Messrs. Rogers of Bristol and he immediately enlisted in the Gloucestershire Regiment. He obtained a commission on February 14th 1915 and went out to the front in the following July. During the Somme offensive he had many miraculous escapes, on more than one occasion being the only officer in his Battalion to return without a scratch. Last January he was awarded the M.C. He married last September, Miss Gladys Abrahal, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs A. J. Abrahal of Sutton Coldfield.

Of a bright and cheerful disposition, Captain Andrews was beloved by all who knew him and the greatest sympathy is felt for his parents and young widow in their bereavement. His brothers, Major J.O. Andrews DSO (Veterinary Service) Mr Noel Wilkie Andrews (Wireless Section- Royal Naval Air Service) ( CWGC site checked and both appear to have survived the War. AP)

Obituary Lichfield Mercury August 24th 1917

Bristol Evening News Saturday August 25th 1917 - Large article and photograph.

Above Captain Frederick Dudley Andrews MC

Bristol Evening News Bristol War Item

Captain F D Andrews MC Captain Frederick Dudley Andrews MC, Gloucester Regiment, third son of Alderman Andrews, Old College House, Litchfield, has been killed in action. Captain Andrews was 29 years of age, was educated at Mosely and Rossall. When war broke out he was second brewer at Mssrs W J Rogers Ltd and he immediately enlisted in the Gloucester Regiment. He obtained a commission in February 1915 and went to the front the following July. He married last September, Miss Gladys Abrahal, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Abrahal of Sutton Coldfield niece of .. Alderman Andrews, who is the ... Director of Lichfield City Brewery, has two sons serving.