Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
27 Mar 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Sapper Horace George Andrews, 522510 (3337), 486th Field Company Royal Engineers, was presumed killed in action at Gaza in Egypt on March 27th, 1917. He was initially reported to be wounded and missing with the possibility he had been taken as a prisoner of war by the Turks.
His Captain wrote in a letter to parents Joseph and Barbara Andrews, at 34 Ashburnham Road, that their son had been missing since the night of March 27th. He had last been seen bravely carrying ammunition to the front line, and it was known that it was then he was wounded.
"In the events that followed he may have been picked up by the R.A.M.C., but we have not been so advised, and therefore consider it highly probable he is a prisoner, but we still hope for the best."
Horace Andrews had been employed by hat manufacturers J. J. Haye & Co, George Street, but later went farming in Canada. He returned to Britain to enlist following the outbreak of war.