The plaque dedicated to John Lancelot Andrews and the boy soldiers of the Manning Valley is located alongside the display cabinet of archival items related to the 28th Manning Valley Regional Cadet Union. It was unveiled by Dr A Kay Redpath on 22 April 2015.
John Andrews was born in the Manning River District and enlisted on 29 December 1916 as a private in the 54th Battalion. He was killed in action on 26 September 1917 at Polygon Wood, Flanders. He was buried in the New Irish Farm Cemetery at St Jean-les-Ypres, Belgium. Military records indicate that he was 19 years but his mother stated that he was 16 years eight months old.
Dedicated to the memory of
John Lancelot Andrews
and the boy soldiers of the Manning Valley
Dr. A. Kay Redpath (Niece)
22nd April 2015
THE 28th MANNING VALLEY REGIONAL CADET UNIT
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