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Alexander Carl Andrews No. 1007375 United States Navy Seaman Second Class, United States Naval Reserve Force (USNRF) Date of Birth: April 9, 1901 Place of Birth: Hilo, Hawai’i Island, Hawaii, USA Date of Enlistment: June 27, 1918 Age at Enlistment:   18 and 2 months Place of Enlistment: Headquarters, 7th Naval District, Key West, Florida, USA    Home Address at Enlistment: Victoria de Las Tunas, Las Tunas Province, Cuba Date of Death: October 1, 1918 Cause: Pneumonia broncho Next of kin: Emma Andrews (Mother), Victoria de Las Tunas, Cuba Age: 18 Cemetery: Kinney Hill Rd, Arcadia, NS       Alexander Carl Andrews was the son of Went K. and Emma Andrews.  He lived with his family in Cuba until 18 years of age, when he enlisted in the United States Navy at Key West, Florida, USA on June 27, 1918.  He was in Key West until September 1, 1918 and was then transferred to Receiving Ship Norfolk. He was in training there until September 26 when he was transferred to Naval Hospital Norfolk.   He Died at Portsmouth, Virginia, US, October 1, 1918, of influenza. His body was brought to Arcadia, and buried in the family lot.   Commemorated on the Arcadia War Memorial,  Arcadia, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia The Memorial was unveiled on June 2, 1922, in memory of five young men from the area who died in the service in World War I. Sources: Photo Arcadia War Memorial:
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