A poignant Family collection:
Queen's South Africa 1899-1902 (821. Corpl. J. T. Andrews. 2/ Linc. Rgt.),
Condition slight edge bruise, very fine
A tragic 1917 casualty's Victory Medal awarded to Private R. S. Andrews, Lincolnshire Regiment
Victory Medal 1914-1919 (9172 Pte. R. S. Andrews. Linc. R.),
Condition good very fine
John Thomas Andrews enlisted with the Lincolnshire Regiment on 17 August 1896 and was posted to South Africa on 4 January 1900. He served there for around six months before being ordered back to Britain where he saw out his final year of service. Settling at 419 Ropery Place, Lansboro Andrews and his wife Elizabeth had several children including Robert Stephen Andrews.
Robert Stephen Andrews was born at St. Nicholas, Lincoln and enlisted in 1911 being posted to the Lincolnshire Regiment. Stationed in Bermuda when the war began he entered the war in France on 5 November 1914 (star). Twice wounded in action there he remained in theatre until 16 March 1915. Likely due to his wounds Andrews returned to Britain as part of a posting to the Amstrong Whitworth yards at Elswick, Newcastle.
In the process of doing so he left his post without orders and joined the Royal Engineers as 106948. His conduct here led to a promotion and so impressed his commanders that even when the desertion was discovered they wrote him strong character references. Posted to France on 23 February 1917 he was mortally wounded there and died on 25 February