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Allan Andrews


58th Infantry Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Military Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss N. Florrimell
  • Plaque: 93

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Sergeant Allan Milton Andrews , born in Kingston, Vic, enlisted in the 8th Infantry Battalion on 18 August 1914 at the age of 19. On 14 May 1915 he received a gunshot wound to the right arm, resulting in hospitalization at St George's Hospital, Malta. Andrews was transferred to the 60th Reinforcements and after being discharged back to duty, to the 58th Battalion.

His bravery at Polygon Wood on September 23rd -24th 1917 earned for him the Military Medal. Corporal Andrews was in charge of company Lewis Gunners. During the heaviest bombardment he reorganised the teams when a number of the men had become casualties. He was slightly wounded but refused to leave the line until ordered to do so by the medical officers. His energy, courage, coolness and devotion to duty set a splendid example to his men and inspired them with the utmost confidence. He received his final discharge on 22 May 1919.
Tree No. 93

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour