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Sarsfield Rodney Andrews

Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1882
Geburtsort:
Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Arbeiter
Religion:
Presbyterian

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
4132
Einberufung datum:
17/08/1915
Einberufung ort:
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 50th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
27/09/1917
Sterbeort:
Westhoek, Zonnebeke, Belgien
Todesursache:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Alter:
35

Gedenkstätte

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Zusätzliche Informationen

In August 1915 the 33-year old labourer Sarsfield Rodney Andrews enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force. He was taken on by the 50th Battalion Australian Infantry A.I.F (13th Australian Brigade, 4th Australian Division).
On 26 September 1917 the 50th Battalion A.I.F. took part in the Battle of Polygon Wood, a sub battle in the Battle of Passchendaele. Before the attack a red stripe was painted on the back of the steel helmets of the 50th Bn. attacking the Red Line (first objective, Albania) , blue for the 49th and 51st Bn. attacking the Blue Line (second objective, Tokio and Brick Kiln & Yard). Jump off line was established near Anzac House. All objectives were met. Regimental Aid Post (R.A.P.) was established too far away from the objective so evacuation of the wounded was slow. Battalion Headquarter and R.A.P. were situated north of Westhoek (J.7.b.7.9.).
During the attack the 50th battalion suffered 178 casualties (4 officers and 174 soldiers), private Sarsfield Andrews being one of them. According to his Service Record he was buried at J.7.b.7.9. near the battalion HQ and R.A.P. After the war his body was never found and he is remembered at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.

Dateien 1

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"Passchendaele The Day-By-Day Account", McCarthy C., Uniform, 2018, pp. 94-95
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AIF Project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=5970
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1597419/sarsfield-andrews/
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Embarkation Roll
https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people?people_preferred_name=andrews&people_service_number=4132&people_unit=
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Service Record
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=3033635&isAv=N
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the Long Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary 13th Australian Brigade September 1917
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1343176
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War Diary September 1917 50th Bn. A.I.F.
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1345876
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