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Andrews, V H

Rosieres British Cemetery

Rosieres British Cemetery, near Amiens

Third son of Mr & Mrs W A Andrews of 23 Clearview Street, St Helier, Jersey

Died of wounds at 47th Casualty Clearing Station, aged 21 years

Commemorated on Halkett Place Primary School Memorial, Jersey
St Paul's School Memorial, Jersey
and on St Paul's Church Memorial, Jersey

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 9 June 1915

Jersey Soldier Recommended for Distinguished Conduct Medal. Information has been received in the Island that Corporal V Andrews of the Royal Army Medical Corps, son of Mr W Andrews of 23 Clearview Street, has been recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal. This gallant lad enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps about 18 months ago and at the outbreak of war was attached to the 18th Hussars, with whom he has been since the very start of the campaign, with the exception of early in the year when he obtained 7 days leave to visit his relatives and friends in this Island. Before enlistment Corporal Andrews was an Assistant Scout Master in the 1st Jersey (St Simons) Troop of Boy Scouts and was an efficient and popular officer. No details are yet to hand as to the gallant deed which secured the recommendation but should the coveted medal be awarded Corporal Andrews will be the first Jerseyman to receive the Medal, though two others have been recommended for the distinction.



Vernon Harold Andrews

Corporal Vernon Harold Andrews, M.M. & Bar, MiD (2)
3rd Cavalry Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

1914 Star
Military Medal

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 13 April 1918

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