Born: 29th January 1885
Family: Andrew was the sixth of eight children born to Thomas and Elizabeth. He married Clara Snape on 29 April 1913 in Market Drayton. They had one child Albert B born in 1914.
Residence: Born in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire where the family lived until at least 1901. By 1911 Andrew had left home and was boarding in Market Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Six years later, when he enlisted, his address was 26 High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1920 he was living at 9 Station Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire but by 1939 he and Clara had moved to 2 Wayland Road in Whitchurch, a home they shared with their son and his family. It was at this address he died ten years later.
Employment: At age 16 he was working as a fibre plate driller. Ten years later in 1911 he was employed as cinematograph operator in a music hall. In 1917 he was doing the same job in Whitchurch, presumably at a cinema. After WW1 he continued as a cinema operator but by 1939 had retired from that job due to illness
Died: Aged 64 and buried 13 April 1949 in Whitchurch cemetery.
Regiment: Army Service Corps/motor transport
Service Number: M/302880
Date of Enlistment: 24th March 1917
Date of Discharge: 29th March 1920
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation
Other Information: Served in France attached to “I” Tank battalion, later the 9th. Transferred to Rhine Army 18th Dec 1919 and was the part of the allied force occupying Germany, based in Cologne.