McAndrew, Charles Arthur Worthington

Second son of Charles Worthington McAndrew, of Headley Park, Bordon, Hampshire, and Florence McAndrew (daughter of Samuel Worthington, of Buffalo, USA). His father owned a shipping line, McAndrew’s, which was later taken over by P&O. McAndrew’s two brothers were also Wykehamists: Gerald Alexander McAndrew (E1908-1913) and Robert Louis McAndrew (E1914-1918).

He came to Winchester from Bilton Grange; he was Head of House and a Commoner Prefect in his last year, and left at Easter in 1916 to start his military training.

He was gazetted to the RFA in October 1916 and went to the front shortly afterwards with 24 Brigade. He fell at Vermelles, near Béthune, on April 26th 1917. Killed at the age of nineteen, when a shell hit his dug-out, he is buried in grave R.7 of the Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: McAndrew
  • Forenames or initials: Charles Arthur Worthington
  • House: E
  • Years in School: 1911-1916
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 8th October 1897
  • Date of Death: 26th April 1917
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G2
  • Decoration: NA