Andrew Inglis

First Name: 
Andrew
Last Name: 
Inglis
Mother's Name: 
Mary (nee Williamson)
Father's Name: 
William Inglis
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, September 26, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
16th Battalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, August 31, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Andrew Inglis was born in Dundee Scotland about 1876 and arrived in Australia in 1906. He had spent 12 years in the Royal Highlanders Regiment. At the time of enlistment he was a single 38 year old coal miner residing at Balgownie, NSW
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Andrew embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22nd December 1914 with C Company, 16th Battalion. After training in Egypt he was sent to Gallipoli where he was wounded on 2nd May 1915. He was evacuated to hospital for treatment to a wound to his right eye. Andrew returned to Gallipoli on 30th September 1915 and remained there until the evacuation. Back in Egypt he was promoted to Corporal on 22nd March 1916. He then travelled to France and served there with A Company. On 26th July 1916 he was promoted to Sergeant.

On 31st August 1916 Andrew was killed in action. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Australian National Memorial at Villers- Bretonneaux, France.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, INGLIS ANDREW

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