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Wilfred was born in Stourport, Worcestershire, in 1891. He was the son of George Edward and Susan Andrews. In 1901 the family were still living in Worcestershire, and Wilfred had enlisted with the 1st Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 641) by 1911, and was in Arabia, Cyprus and Gibraltar. At some point between 1911 and 1914, the family must have moved to Blakenhall, Wolverhampton.

Wilfred rose to become a Lance Corporal in the South Staffordshire Regiment (now service number 8486), but he was killed in action on 7 November 1914. His father’s address on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site is given as 26 Knox Road, Blakenhall. Wilfred is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, as well as on the official Wolverhampton Roll of Remembrance.