Other names: Gerald John James
Locations in this story: Marnull, DorsetTarrant Keynston, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetPoole, DorsetWoolcotts Farm, Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury
Story: Gerald John James Andrews was born in Marnull, Dorset, on 2nd July 1894, the son of Edwin Walter Andrews and Lucy Beatrice Andrews (née Day). He lived his early life at Dairy House, Tarrant Keynston, Dorset. He enlisted as a Territorial on 9th February 1911 and joined the 'C' Squadron of the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry (Service No. 508). He attended regular annual training camps but was embodied on 5th August 1914 eventually becoming a Corporal. He was discharged having completed his service time with his unit on 8th February 1916 but he re-enlisted and joined the Royal Engineers as a Driver (Service No. 152684). He served in the UK only and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals. His marriage to Ruby Ada Lear was registered at the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registry on 29th Aug 1929. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Woolcotts Farm, Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury, Dorset, described as a Dairy Farmer. His death was recorded in Poole, Dorset, on 21st January 1966.