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Andrew was the son of Andrew and Margaret Ohlsson. He had two sisters, Edith Isabella and Lena Bertha Ohlsson. His father kept a boarding house for seamen at Ferry Approach, South Shields. He was educated at Westoe Secondary School, South Shields, then at Armstrong College (1907-1910), where he gained a BSc. in June 1910. When Andrew was 22, his occupation was listed as a Trained Certified Assistant Master. Andrew was recorded as missing believed killed on 26th May 1915 aged 27.
Ferry Approach, South Shields, Co Durham (place of residence as entered in the 1911 census)
Andrew is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Andrew is also commemorated on a plaque to those fallen who attended Westoe Secondary School (now installed in Harton Technology College), where he was a former pupil.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The War Graves Photographic Project. The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919. 1911 Census. Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929. North East Memorials Project. Armstrong College Calendars.
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