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Andrew was born in Tettenhall in 1891, the son of William and Annie Broadhead. In 1901 they were living at Tettenhall Wood, together with Andrew’s siblings Mary, William, Thomas, Anne, Alfred, Harry, Nellie, Priscilla, Ethel and Beatrice. By 1911, Andrew was living with his brother Thomas at 16 Wood Road, Tettenhall Wood, along with two other brothers, Alfred and Harry. Andrew was a Grocer’s assistant.

Andrew enlisted first in the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 5038) and then on 8 December 1915 he enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment (number 39937). On 12 January 1917, Andrew’s name was listed in the Express & Star as having been wounded, but he clearly recovered from these wounds and survived the war. He was discharged on 9 October 1919 due to wounds. On 15 October 1919 he was issued with a Silver War Badge (number B315856).

Andrew married Aggie Deakin in Wolverhampton in 1925, and they had a daughter, Eileen M., in 1933. Andrew died in 1941 at the age of 48, and is buried at St Michael & All Angels Church, Tettenhall.