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Born in Carlton, Victoria, and a boxer by profession/trade, William Andrews was 23 years and single when enlisted on the 11th of May 1915 in the 14th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 2328, and was listed as returned to Australia on the 11th of May 1916. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Persia on the 10th of August 1915. Embarked per 'Wongola' at ANZAC on the 30th of November 1915. Admitted to Hospital sick at Dardenelles on the 4th of November 1915. Rheumatism admitted to Australian General Hospital on the 5th of December 1915. Had injury to foot, Influenza, Rheumatism and Neuritis mild and was later discharged at Kanowna on the 11th of May 1916. Embarked for Melbourne on the 10th of August 1915. Discharged from the A.I.F. Melbourne on the 10th of September 1916. Tree No.1644