Private John Lancelot Andrews

Service number 3346
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Wentworthville
Death Date 1917-09-26
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 54th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 54th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private John Lancelot Andrews (3346, 54th Battalion) was a clerk from Taree, NSW, who claimed to be 18 years 11 months on enlistment in February 1916. He arrived on the Western Front in the first week of August 1917, and was a member of the 54th Battalion Lewis gun section. He was killed in action by German artillery in a support line at Polygon Wood on 26 September 1917, aged just 16 years and 8 months. He is buried in the New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium.



Date of enlistment 29 December 1916
Date of embarkation 24 January 1917
Date of death 26 September 1917
Date of fate 26 September 1917