Andrew FREW

Regimental number12/542
Date of birth2 March 1890
Place of birthKirkmuirhill, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Frew, Hikurangi, North Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in Cameron Highlanders, British Army; purchased discharge. Serving in 15th Regiment, Territorial Force, at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Place of enlistmentWhangarei
Rank on embarkationCorporal
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankCorporal
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 10 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel No 9), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Janet Frew, 5 Alba Road, Epsom, Auckland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted Corporal, 4 September 1914.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, right hand); admitted to hospital, Cairo, 11 May 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 3 June 1915; discharged to duty, 8 June 1916; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 28 July 1915.

Killed in action, 10 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805

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