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William Paul Andrews

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William Paul Andrews (1892-1960)

1892 Born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, son of William Andrews, prison governor, and his wife Ellen Andrews.

1913 Qualified B.E. from University College Cork, constituent college of the National University of Ireland

WWI Served in France (including the Somme) and in Mesopotamia, was wounded and later invalided home with pleurisy. He received the MC on 01 January 1917.

Married to Christina Joanna McAleer (1897-1990)

1939 With Cement & Concrete Association, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, S.W.1. WWII Served and reached the rank of Lt. Col., commanded the Omagh area in N. Ireland and received the Bronze Star from the US government in respect of his services to the US 8th Infantry Division, 16th January 1947.

He seems to have worked for the Cement & Concrete Association again after WW2, retiring in 1957 to Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

1960 November 10th. Died in Dublin and is buried in Greystones, Co. Wicklow.

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