Corporal Kenneth C W Andrews

25 Sep 1944

Kenneth Charles William Andrews was the son of William and Beatrice Andrews and husband of Rose Lilian Andrews, of Canonbury, London. He enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Corporal Andrews successfully completed his glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Divisional Field Park Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, and took part in Operation Market Garden, Arnhem.

Cpl Andrews is known to have been killed on the night of 25/26 September 1944 when his party of 18 RAOC men made their way down to the river Rhine at Oosterbeek. They lost their way, split up into two sections, one of which subsequently ran into an enemy Machine Gun post (Roll of Honour, 5th revised edition, 2011). He was killed in action aged 38, and is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial to the missing, panel 9.

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