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Henry Godfrey Andrews

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Henry Godfrey Andrews (1883-1918)

1919 Obituary [1]

Lieutenant-Commander HENRY GODFREY ANDREWS, R.N.V.R., R.N.D., was born at East London, South Africa, on 18th November 1883.

His general education was received at Salisbury School and Norwich Grammar School, and then he served an apprenticeship of three years with Messrs. J. W. Brooke and Co., Ltd., Adrian Iron Works, Lowestoft.

In 1902 he was engaged in the drawing office of Messrs. Lacey and Sillar, consulting engineers, Westminster, and in the following year acted as their representative in charge of the overhead construction of the Swindon Corporation tramways.

In 1904 he became Assistant Borough Electrical Engineer to the Bournemouth Corporation, and held this post until 1908 when he joined the firm of Goddard, Massey and Warner, of Nottingham, and four years later he went to Canada.

On the outbreak of the War he applied for a Commission, which he received in October 1914 in the Royal Naval Division.

In 1915 he went to the Dardanelles and was promoted on the field to Lieut.-Commander. He was afterwards badly wounded, which kept him at home for some time.

In January 1918 he went to France as second in command of the Nelson Battalion. He suffered great hardships during the German advance in the following March, and was sent home with trench fever and a slight attack of gas.

Not having regained his strength, he succumbed to influenza and pneumonia, and died on 22nd November 1918, at the age of thirty-five.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1909.

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