Private Vincent Andrews 1st SAS (Operation Archway)

Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by Cheney99, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Cheney99

    Cheney99 Junior Member

    Hi Everybody

    I am new on here and would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help in finding out any information about my partners great great uncle Vincent Andrews, whom we are naming our first child after.

    I have been doing some of my own research but have hit a bit if a wall, the info i have so far:

    His name is Vincent Andrews and he was a private in 1st SAS his number was 14526586 and he died during Operation Archway in the 31st of March 1945

    If anybody could find out any information at all we would all be grateful

    James & Family
     
  2. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

  3. Cheney99

    Cheney99 Junior Member

    Hi

    Thanks for the link but yes i have seen this before, unfortunately it is pretty much the only thing i can find so far
     
  4. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

  5. Cheney99

    Cheney99 Junior Member

    Thanks for the link i will show it round and see if anyone recognises a face
     
  6. Cheney99

    Cheney99 Junior Member

    Hi Everybody

    I am new on here and would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help in finding out any information about my partners great great uncle Vincent Andrews, whom we are naming our first child after.

    I have been doing some of my own research but have hit a bit if a wall, the info i have so far:

    His name is Vincent Andrews and he was a private in 1st SAS his number was 14526586 and he died during Operation Archway in the 31st of March 1945

    If anybody could find out any information at all we would all be grateful

    James & Family
     
  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi James
    I've merged a few threads all with the same topic.
    There really is no need to post in different sub-forums; it only confuses matters if you get replies to the same question on more than one thread. Sometimes it just takes time for the right person to come along with some advice. :)

    If you're not happy with this particular sub-forum, I can move the thread to one which is more appropriate.

    Regards
    Diane
     
  8. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum


    Cheers
    Paul
     
  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  10. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Hello James,

    Vincent Andrews, known as Vince within the unit, was awarded a Commander in Chief's Certificate, 21ASRO96 (GRO 96), dated 20th July 1945. No further details but might start you in the right direction for further research...

    He is likely to have served previously on Operation Houndsworth as there is a Private Andrews on the nominal roll. Unfortunately no service number to confirm this.

    He was wounded in action whilst on Operation Archway and died of these wounds. Ian Wellsted wrote an unpublished account of this and if you contact me via email then I can send a copy of the relevant passage.

    I recently visited his grave and have a photo which I can email if you like.

    All the best,

    Skip
     
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  11. Cheney99

    Cheney99 Junior Member

    Thank you for the info Skip, it comes greatly appreciated, we would love to see the passage and photograph if it is possible

    Thanks again

    James & family
     

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