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   2nd Lieutenant William James Morrison Andrews
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 15/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Corps (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 06/10/1890
Died: 04/06/1917 (Died by accident)
Age: 26
William James Morrison Andrews was the eldest son of Alexander and Violet Andrews. He was born in Dungannon on 6th October 1890. They lived at Chapel Road, Dungannon. His father, Alex was a tea merchant. James attended the Royal School Dungannon between 1903 and 1908. He studied engineering in London and by December 1916, James had joined the Royal Flying Corps. In May 1917 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and began training as a pilot. 2nd Lieutenant William James Morrison Andrews was with the Royal Flying Corps when he was killed in a flying accident on Salisbury Plain on 4th June 1917. He was 26 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Drumcoo Cemetery
  Dungannon, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: Grave B-82
CWGC Casualty 661749
Drumcoo Cemetery is in Dungannon next to the Coalisland Road roundabout. There are three Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war. There are also three casualties of the 1939-1945 war. There is a also a memorial to George Knox McKinley.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon Methodist Church Roll Of Honour Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Royal School Dungannon Book 12
2 Union Place National School, Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Andrews family Lists William James as age 10 living at house 1 in Chapel Road, Dungannon
2 1911 Census lists Andrews family Does not list William James as living with the family at house 1 in Chapel Road, Dungannon
3 Ballymena 1914-18 Commemorated in West Presbyterian Church, Ballymena
4 RAF Museum Storyvault Details of W J M Andrews
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of WJM Andrews's headstone can be purchased here.
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023