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Private Thomas Andrews

Private Thomas Andrews, number 107333, arrived in France on 23rd August 1914 with the rest of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  He was taken prisoner of war sometime before Christmas 1914, and received his Princess Mary Christmas Gift after he had returned home, his home address being shown as 20 Dagmar Road, Victoria Park, Dorchester.

His medal entitlement is the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Allied Victory Medal, plus a Meritorious Service Medal which was gazetted on 30th January 1920, awarded for services as a prisoner of war.  His home town was shown as Willesden.  He was later awarded the Efficiency Medal (Territorial) named to Sergeant T Andrews, number 3705227 of the Royal Signals, and Defence and War Medals for the Second World War.

 



Prisoner of War Christmas postcard from Private Thomas Andrews, number 10333, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1916.
Accession Number: KO0113/03

 

 

 

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