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Andrews, E B

Denain Communal Cemetery

Denain Communal Cemetery, near Valenciennes.

Son of William R and Edith E Andrews, of 9, Osmond Gardens, Hove, Sussex.

Killed in action, aged 20 years.

Brother of Private Frederick William Andrews who also fell.


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 3 October 1918

Lieutenant E B Andrews Reported Missing. The Brighton Herald of 30 September states that Mr & Mrs W Andrews of Hove, formerly of New Street, Jersey, have received the sad intelligence that their second son, Eric, has been missing since 16 September. Lieutenant Andrews is 20 and joined the Brighton Royal Field Artillery soon after the outbreak of war, he obtained his commission in October 1916 and joined the Royal Air Force in February 1918. On 16 September he was beyond the enemy lines and was afterwards posted as missing. Mr & Mrs Andrews' elder son died whilst on active service at Wazaristan on the North West frontier of India in August 1917.




Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Eric Bernard Andrews

Lieutenant Eric Bernard Andrews
Royal Air Force

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 7 January 1919

Jersey Airman Reported Missing now Stated Killed - Parents Double Loss. Some time ago we stated that Lieutenant Eric Andrews of the RAF had been reported missing whilst flying over enemy lines on 16 September and we now regret to hear that Mr Andrews of New Street has received news that the airman was killed on that date. The parents, Mr & Mrs W Andrews now of Hove have thus lost both their sons in the war, the other who was serving in the Royal Sussex Regiment having died in August 1917. The full sympathy of our readers will we feel sure be extended to the parents and relatives in their sorrow.


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