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Andrew Basil John
Service Number VX13755 Death Date Place of Death Egypt Cause of Death illness Burial British War Memorial Alexandria
Brigadier Basil J.Andrew
Brigadier Basil John Andrew, formerly of Launceston, has died on active service overseas.
Brigadier Andrew, who was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John A. Andrew, Laun- ceston, was educated at Scotch College, Launceston, and graduated to Duntroon Military College. He completed his training there at the outbreak of the last war, and went on service immediately. He was attached to the 12th Battalion, and at one stage towards the end of the war was temporarily In charge. At the end of the war he had the rank of captain..
On his return to Australia he was stationed at Launceston, and later in West Australia and South Australia. At the outbreak of the present war he was stationed in Victoria and left for overseas with the Australian Staff Corps about a year ago.
He married Miss Ethyl Pettard, and is survived by his wife and a son (John), who are living in Melbourne. Mrs. H. Cleaver, Launceston is a sister, and Mr. H. Andrew, Launceston, a brother.The Mercury 30 Apr 1941
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