1. Memorial:Lapugnoy Military CemeteryI. F. 41.
2. Website:Comrades Lodge No. 2976.
3. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.115
4. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour48A GQS

Awards & Titles:

Queen's South Africa Medal 3 Clasps
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

Early Life :

Born to John Henry and Alicia Sarah (nee Good), in Bangalore India where he grew up attending the Bishop Cotton Boys' School in Bangalore. He also was resident at Cuddapah, Tamil Nadu where his sister Maud was born (1878). When he was about 6, his sister Charlotte Saalfeldt died; she was 13. Another sister died in Vepery, Madras in 1915 and also his father in Bangalore in 1916.

Married Margaret White early 1906 at Alton, Hampshire.

Kathleen Agnes Andree was registered as born in Quarter 1 1907 in Colchester Essex, and James William Andree was registered as born in Quarter 3 1902, which fit nicely into the timeframe but it is supposition to believe that these are his children. It is only the rarity of the name which leads credence that this information might be true

Family :

Margaret (nee White) b.1883- Possibly born in Colombo, Western Province, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Kathleen Agnes
Edwin William Good Andree b.1913-d.1994 Born in Northampton.

Education & Career :

Professional Soldier

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 12th Division Train 

Action : Actions in Spring 1916 

Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.

ANDREE, William Good, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 12th Division Train ASC. William ANDREE was born circa 1875 in Bangalore, India. Not much at all exists on William Andree, and leads quickly peter out to nothing. His service records must have been destroyed by fire during the course of World War II, as none can be found amongst the burnt records and the Army List does not extend down as far as CQMS. On the Military Genealogy site it shows that he was residing in Hammer, Surrey, and that he enlisted into the Army at Northampton. T2/SR/03914 Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS) William Good Andree was with the Army Service Corps.

Detail :

Book: The Order of the Crest: Tracing the Alumni of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School "Sergeant William Good Andree (1880) served in the Boer War as part of the 2nd North Hampshire Regiment and earned himself a Medal with Three Clasps. He earned another Medal during the Second Boer War of 1899. He retired with a 'good conduct and long service medal', only to be requisitioned again on the commencement of the First World War. Standing at 6'4" in his socks, he was part of the 12th Division Train of the Royal Army Services Corps when he was killed in action in France on 7 May 1916. He was a lodge master of Essex Freemasons."

If his path followed the Northamptonshire Regiment, he would have gone on to Malta in 1911 and Egypt before coming part of 8th Division landing in France around November 1914. At some point he transferred to the Army Service Corps. Company Quarter Master Sergeant William Good Andree was died in the service of his King and his Country on 7th May 1916. He is respectfully interred Plot I. Row F Grave 41 at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Comrades Lodge No. 2976 E.C.Essex

21st April 1908
18th May 1908
8th June 1908

William Andree is no. 196 in the register of members of the lodge and was initiated as a Sergeant (serving with the 2nd Bn. Northampton Regiment) into Comrades Lodge on 21 April 1908 aged 33, passed 18 May 1908 and raised 08 June 1908. The minute books, as is typical of the times shows 4 entries for most individuals. WG Andree is recorded on Pages 86/89 for a proposition as candidate, initiation, passing and raising respectively. He is also recorded on the rare list of members on Page 109 - 20th December 1909.

Master Mason

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