Other names: Harry Charles
Locations in this story: Heatherland, Poole, DorsetFontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetMarket Lavington, WiltshireEgyptDevizes, WiltshireHounslow, London
Story: Harry (sometimes known as Henry) Charles Andrews was born in Heathlands, Poole, Dorset, on 19 Apr 1889 and baptised there on 30 Jun 1889 the son of Edward Charles Andrews and Phoebe 'Ellen' Andrews (nee Matthews). He lived much of his early life in Albert Road, Heathland, Poole, and later, by 1901, in Mill Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He married Edith Davis at Market Lavington, Wiltshire, on 18 Oct 1913 giving Fontmell Magna as his residence. He enlisted and joined the Gloucestershire Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 2040) and later served in Egypt with the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 235121). He was discharged on 16 May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 5 Oak Lane, Easterton, Devizes, Wiltshire, described as a Small Holder (Poultry) and Incapacitated. His death was recorded at the Hounslow, London, Registry in 1969. His brother, Albert Edward Andrews, also served in the conflict.