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Andrew Berghaus McCreath

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England UK
Death: December 11, 1917 (29)
Nasrieh School Hospital, Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt (Injuries sustained in battle WW1)
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Gourlay McCreath and Agnes Isabella McCreath
Brother of William Robert McCreath; James Aitchison Miller McCreath; Henry Gourlay Crichton McCreath; John Lorimer McCreath; Jeanie Lorimer McCreath and 1 other

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About Andrew Berghaus McCreath

In the 1891 census Henry and Agnes are living at 24 Galagate House Norham Berwick Northumberland. Henry is now a Justice of the Peace and a corn merchant. They have the following children William R. 14 years, James A. m. 12 years, Henry G. C. 9 years, John L. 7 years, Jeanie L. 5 years and Andrew B. 2 years.

ANDREW BERGHAUS MC CREATH – The 5th son of Mrs McCreath, Wellington Terrace, Berwick, and the late Mr H.O. McCreath, grain merchant, Andrew McCreath was a pupil of the Berwick Grammar School from 1898 – 1905. Throughout his school course he showed himself to be a pupil of marked ability, and in the corporate life of the School he took a very prominent part. On leaving school he joined the staff of Barclay’s Bank, and was a clerk in the Newcastle branch when War broke out. Shortly after joining up he accepted a commission in the K.O.S.B. and had been through much severe fighting in the East with this famous regiment, His death, from wounds, In December 1917, cuts off another young life full of promise and usefulness. Heroes of this stamp live in deeds not years. http://www.berwickfriends.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Newsletter-2000-December.pdf http://www.newmp.org.uk/article.php?categoryid=99&articleid=1476&displayorder=13

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/113097/McCREATH,%20ANDREW%20BERGHANS

Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:11/12/1917Age:29Regiment/Service:Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd/7th Bn. attd. 5th Bn. King's Own Scottish BorderersAwards:A M Grave Reference: O. 62. Cemetery:CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERYAdditional Information:Son of Henry Gourlay McCreath and Agnes Isabella McCreath, of 1, Wellington Terrace, Berwick-on-Tweed. Born at Norham-on-Tweed.

Citation

An extract from The London Gazette dated 1st Jan., 1918., records the following:- "On 26th July, 1917, during an inspection of grenades, one of the grenades fell on the ground and detonated, and Lieutenant McCreath, hearing warning shouts, ran up and picked up the bomb. In order to get rid of it without endangering others, he had to run until he found an empty dug-out into which to throw it. As he was about to throw it away the detonator exploded; fortunately, the ammonal was wet (although Lieutenant McCreath did not know this), and no further explosion took place or he would almost certainly have been killed or severely injured."


McCREATH, ANDREW BERGHANS

Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 11/12/1917
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd/7th Bn. attd. 5th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Awards: A M
Grave Reference: O. 62.
Cemetery: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Henry Gourlay McCreath and Agnes Isabella McCreath, of 1, Wellington Terrace, Berwick-on-Tweed. Born at Norham-on-Tweed.
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Andrew Berghaus McCreath's Timeline

1888
June 21, 1888
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England UK
1917
December 11, 1917
Age 29
Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt