William is remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.


Born: 1895, Diss, Norfolk.

Died: 20th July 1916; age: 21; Died of Wounds.

Residence: Stone Cottage, Crabbe Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 18th April 1916 – France.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 3864.

Regiment: London Regiment, 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers).

Formerly 12th London Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Abbeville Communal Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Grandson of M. Smith, of Stone Cottage, Crabbe Street, Ipswich.




1901   9, Parliament Road, Ipswich.


William was 6 years old and living with his father, at the home of his paternal grandmother & step grandfather + uncle.

William Smith, 54, a Hawker – own account, born Stoke, Ipswich.

Maria Smith (nee Burgess (1st marriage Andrews)), 53, born Ipswich.

William Thomas Andrews, 31, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Ipswich.

Harry Andrews, 29, a Market Gardener, born Ipswich.


1911   Stone Cottage, Crabbe Street, Ipswich.


William was 16 years old, a Labourer – Coal Porter – Coal Yard. He was living with his paternal grandmother & step grandfather + uncles.

William Smith, 66, a China Hawker – own account.

Maria Smith, 62.

George Andrews, 43, a Baker & Army Pensioner, born Ipswich.

Henry, 39, a China Hawker.


William’s mother was Ellen Andrews (nee Sandy), born 1873, Diss, Norfolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Andrews – father.

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  • I am in possession of the medals belonging to 3864 Rifleman Private W T Andrews, of the 12th London Rangers. I would like to make contact with any living relatives.


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