Andrews Frederick Pte 4076840
Name Andrews Frederick Alexander Crawford
Army number 4076840
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Born 19/8/1914 at Clydach near Swansea (Wales). Mother's maiden surname Field. Birth registered at Crickhowell. Baptised 9/9/1914 at Arndiffaith & Varteg, Monmouthshire.
Age 65 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined the Monmouthshire Regiment - enlisted 24/3/1936, and posted to the 3rd Battalion Monmouths. Served Normandy. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry 1/7/1944, and posted to the 10th Battalion DLI. Posted 9th Bn DLI on the disbandment of 10th Battalion. Posted missing 21/1/1945. Known to have been taken Prisoner of War. Repatriated to the UK. Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 29/1/1946.
Company/Battery Company not yet ascertained.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known but probably Rifleman, 9th DLI - possibly Platoon Sergeant.
Joined Brigade 1/7/1944.
Wounded Yes - while with 9th DLI 21/1/1945, when he was also captured.
Prisoner of War Yes-Stalag XIB then moved to Stalag 357 Kopernikus (Poland) on 22/1/1945. PoW Number 2521 then 50313.
Died/Killed in action Died in Ealing, London on 14/7/1980. Death registered in Acton. Probate granted in Brighton 3/9/1980.
Home address Father - William Frederick Andrews, mother Jane Field.
Source table 10DLI
Grateful thanks are due to Jim Tuckwell for additional research material on this soldier.