Lionel Frederick Andrews

Memorial: Hawkesbury Upton

Regiment: Royal Navy

Rank and number: Able Seaman J26422

Parents: Clara and Richard Andrews

Home address: Dyers Brook House, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos

Date of birth: 19/08/1897

Place of birth: Badminton, Gloucestershire

Date of death: 18/09/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Plymouth Naval Memorial (Ref 21.)

Age: 20

Further information:

Lionel Andrews is remembered on the on the Chipping Sodbury Town Cross and on the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre under Hawkesbury Upton.

Lionel Frederick Andrews lived at the Barton in Hawkesbury Upton before joining the Royal Navy in 1913. He fought at the Battle of the Falklands in 1914 and in the Dardanelles as part of the Gallipoli Operations in 1915. He was Killed in Action in September 1917, while serving aboard HMS Contest when a German U-Boat torpedoed the ship.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Many thanks to the researcher Simon Bendry.