Wingham Memorial Display for the 28th Manning Valley Regional Cadet Unit

Memorial Display for the 28th Manning Valley Regional Cadet Unit glass cabinetPlaque - dedicated to the memory of John Lancelot Andrews
Description

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.

Inscription

Plaque

Dedicated to the memory of 
John Lancelot Andrews
and the boy soldiers of the Manning Valley
Unveiled by
Dr. A. Kay Redpath (Niece)
22nd April 2015

Display cabinet

THE 28th MANNING VALLEY REGIONAL CADET UNIT

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private John Lancelot Andrews World War 1 KIA 26.9.1917 3346 AIF 54th Battalion Polygon Wood, Flanders view
Address
12 Farquhar Street
Wingham NSW 2429
Location/surrounding area
Manning Museum
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Dedication date
22nd April 2015
Conflict/s
World War 1

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