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.)
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.