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


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
Honours and Awards of the South African War 45
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


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Andrews      Frank Leon            Pancras      1b     116.
  2. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)      FRANK L
    Last name      ANDREWS
    Marriage quarter      4
    Marriage year      1915
    Registration month      -
    MarriageFinder™      FRANK L ANDREWS married
    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 or, 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.