John Alfred Raymond Andrews

Census Address: 33 Adelaide Street
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1897
Enlistment Address: --
Regiment: 6th Battalion Lincs Regiment, 16th London (Queen’s Westminsters), Royal Flying Corps & RAF
Service Numbers: --
Place of Death: --
Date Died: 14th April 1918
33 Adelaide Street

John Alfred Raymond Andrews

John Arthur Raymond Andrews

John Arthur Raymond Andrews

Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais

Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais

Raymond was 14 in 1911. He was born in Stamford in 1897. His parents were Fred and Ada (nee Coverley) Andrews. The whole family including his sister , Ada Phyllis, who was 2 years younger lived at 33 Adelaide Street. Their father was a Solicitor’s Law Clerk. Raymond was a pupil at Stamford School. In 1901 the family lived at 15a Adelaide Street.

Early details of his war service have not been found. However it is known from his medals record that he served at first as a rifleman in the 16th London Regiment ( Queen’s Westminsters) then later Second Lieutenant in the 6th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment before becoming a member of Royal Flying Corps & RAF.

His theatre of war was France. On 14th April 1918, at the age of 21, he was killed in action. He was buried in the Commonwealth War Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
His medals were forwarded to his mother, Ada Andrews, at 33 Adelaide Street in 1921.
His name appears on the Stamford War Memorial, and on the Rolls of Honour of Stamford School, St George’s Church and St John’s Church.