The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private Herbert Andrews

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Herbert Edward or Edwin Andrews

Ancestor's date of birth: 12/09/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 08/08/1918

Cause of Death: Acute lobar pneumonia, acute dilation of the heart, myocarditis.

Service Number: 2141

Colony or State of enlistment: TAS, Place of Enlistment: Tasmania

Unit: 3 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse - E Squadron

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of Post Boer War Service

Murray Page: 571

Contingent: Second Australian

Ship: Englishman, Date of Sailing: 08/04/1902

Memorial details: Grenfell Cemetery NSW

Awards/Decorations: QSA with clasps SA1902, Transvaal

Personal Characteristics: A carrier from Hobart

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: This battalion arrived too late to see active service in South Africa.

Service and life after the Boer War: After the war he left Tasmania and followed his sister to NSW. He married Elizabeth Adelaide Kelly in Yerong Creek and became a farmer in Grenfell. Both he and is wife passed away at a young age and their children Francis 9, Jessie 4 and Elsa 2 were left in the care of their mother's sister Jessie Kelly. There was a second born child Herbert who died at 1 year of age.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Annette Hamilton, Wagga Wagga NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Belinda Sillar, Tumut NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Judith Meacham, Kooringal NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Del Blowes, Wagga Wagga NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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