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ANDREWS Alfred Nind
2/1751, Corporal, X (Trench Mortar) Battery, NZ Field Artillery

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 16 Aug 1917, p8414
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He showed the greatest coolness and contempt for danger on three separate occasions, when his mortar had been put out of action by hostile fire, repairing it himself and getting it back into action.  On another occasion, although wounded himself, he assisted to carry one of his comrades back to the dressing station.  His cheerful disposition and pluck at all times inspired great confidence in his men.  He has since been seriously wounded.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 1 June 1917, p5429
At Bois Grenier on 21st February 1917, this N.C.O. did exceptionally good work during the raid of the 2nd Auckland Battalion.  The Batteries were heavily shelled throughout and in spite of the heavy fire Bombardier ANDREWS remained with the mortar, adjusting the mechanism which was causing trouble during the action, and set a splendid example to the men under him. During a previous raid by the enemy, the Corporal in charge of the detachment was killed.  Bombardier ANDREWS took charge although the mortar was out of action, removed same to a dug out, exhibiting coolness and resourcefulness throughout, thus saving his mortar from being captured.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches

Memorial Plaque

NOTES
Born 21 December 1894, Dunedin, NZ
Died of Wounds, 7 April 1917, France
Buried Trois Aibier Steenwerk, 3.5 miles NNW of Armentieres, France