Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class Thomas Victor Andrews (C/MX 47587) served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Born on 29th March 1906, he was the son of William Herbert Andrews and Martha Andrews (née Orr) of Lurgan, Co. Armagh, and the husband of Annie Andrews (née Magowan) of Waringstown, Co. Down. At his time of death, Thomas and Annie resided in Gosport, Hampshire, England with their son Herbert James Andrews, born on 1st October 1933.
Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class Andrews died on 1st August 1940 aged 34 years old while serving on H.M. Submarine Narwhal. The submarine left Blyth, Northumberland, England on 22nd July 1940 to lay mines off the Norwegian coast. While sailing on the surface, a Luftwaffe Dornier spotted the submarine, attacked and sank the vessel resulting in the deaths of 95 crew members.
Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class Andrews has no known grave and his name is on Column 37, Panel 2 of the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England. His name is also on the Lurgan War Memorial, Lurgan, Co. Armagh.