Frank Leon Andrews

#33176, b. December 1884, d. 21 May 1916

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegDecember 1884Frank Leon Andrews1
Marr RegDecember 1915Frank Leon Andrews2
Death21 May 1916Frank Leon Andrews3

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: Frank's birth was registered in the quarter ended in December 1884 in the St Pancras registration district.1
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of Frank and Ada Mabel Andrews was registered in the quarter ended December 1915 in the St Pancras registration district.2
  • Death: Frank died on 21 May 1916 in France, He was in the Post Office Rifles - London Regiment. His name appears on the wall of Bay 10, Arras Memorial (Aged 31 years and 5 months, worked back from recorded birth date).3

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Frank was a telegraph messenger and by 1911 a postman.

Census details

Commemoration

Frank Leon Andrews's headstone in the an unknown place reads 21st May 1916. Age 32. Son of John William and Mary Andrews; husband of Ada Mabel Andrews of 16 Palace St. Kentish Town London. Bay 10. PLEASE NOTE: THE NAMES ON THIS MEMORIAL ARE NOT WELL DEFINED.

Military Career

Records show that Frank Leon Andrews served in the armed forces. Possibly the man - First name(s)      Frank Leon
Last name      Andrews
Service number(s)      3502
Rank      Sergeant
Regiment      Imperial Yeomanry, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers
Awards      DCM*
Literary references      Abbott
Diary of the 9th (QR) Lancers during the South African Campaign 1899 to 1902. Lt-Col FF Colvin and Cpt ER Gordon, Cecil Roy 1904 (Naval & Military Press reprint)17
44
88-90
294
302-304
Honours and Awards of the South African War 45
94
Orders and Medals Research Society Journal (volume,number)33/4/312
WWI Medal Index Card. The National Archives, London
Notes      The Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Belmont, Modder River, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, Relief of Kimberley, Natal
The King's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
Rolls      Roll: 116, Page: 5
Roll: 120, Page: 136
Roll: 303, Page: 330
Roll: 116, Page: 55
Units      Unit: 2 Imperial Yeomanry Battalion, Rank: Sergeant, Number: 3502
Unit: C 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers Squadron, Rank: Sergeant, Number: 3502
Casualty units      9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers
Imperial Yeomanry
Casualty details      Wounded on 25 March 1900 at Brandfort
Casualty notes      -
Casualty source      Diary of the 9th (QR) Lancers during the South African Campaign 1899 to 1902. Lt-Col FF Colvin and Cpt ER Gordon, Cecil Roy 1904 (Naval & Military Press reprint)
Gazzetteer      [2826: 2842-2628] a town and district in the Orange Free State (Brandfort district; Free State); 60 km north of Bloemfontein. The district furnished a commando for the Boer forces (Cmdt A.J. Bester). After the fall of Bloemfontein (2)* in March 1900, the area was covered by some 3,000 burghers under the command of Asst Cmdt-Gen J.H. de la Rey who had his headquarters in the town. After token resistance, the town was taken by the central column of the British army advancing northwards on 3 May 1900. A white concentration refugee camp was established there in March 1901 and by August it held 3,404 people, most of whom were women and children. HMG III pp.42-43 (map no.38), IV p.668; Times IV pp.18, 28 and 102-103 (map of the Orange Free State in the front pocket); Breytenbach V pp.320-325 (map facing p.482).
Country      Great Britain
Record set      Anglo-Boer War records 1899-1902
Category      Armed forces & conflict
Subcategory      Boer Wars
Collections from      United Kingdom.

Family of Frank Leon Andrews and Ada Mabel Andrews

Citations

  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Andrews      Frank Leon            Pancras      1b     116.
  2. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      FRANK L
    Last name      ANDREWS
    Marriage quarter      4
    Marriage year      1915
    Registration month      -
    MarriageFinder™      FRANK L ANDREWS married
    ADA M ANDREWS
    Spouse's last name      ANDREWS
    District      PANCRAS
    District number      -
    County      London
    Country      England
    Volume      1B
    Page      436
    Record set      England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Marriages & divorces
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  3. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      FRANK LEON
    Last name      ANDREWS
    Service number      370405
    Rank      A/CPL.
    Regiment      London Regiment
    Battalion      8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles
    Birth place      ST. PANCRAS
    Residence      ST. PANCRAS
    Enlistment place      LONDON
    Death year      1916
    Death day      21
    Death month      5
    Cause of death      Killed in action
    Death place      France & Flanders
    Theatre of war      Western European Theatre
    Supplementary Notes      -
    Category      Armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory      First World War
    Collections from      United Kingdom.