Alfred was baptised 21st of September 1879 in Waltham Abbey, Essex, the son of William and Mary MacDonald (nee Calder) Andrews. His father was a Master Millerand the family moved around being in Waltham Abbey in 1881, Attleborough, Norfolk in 1891 and Church Street, Rickmansworth in 1901. In that later year Alfred was still living with his parents, age 25 and described as a General Painter. In 1910 Alfred married Jessie M Tillyer (nee Carruthers) the widow of the late William Tillyer who died earlier that year. In 1911 they were living in Uxbridge Road, Mill End, with Jessie’s two children from her first marriage. Alfred was now described as a House Painter and Jessie as a Laundress.
Their own two children Stanley F and Alfred G were born in 1912 and 1914. After Alfred’s death Jessie received £9.14s.4d from the army being the money due to him. Later she moved to Bromley, close to her parents and died there in 1918. In 1919 Alfred’s War Gratuity was paid to “Guardian Doris Davenport”. She was Jessie’s daughter from her first marriage, now married to George Davenport, and presumably held the money for the benefit of the two Andrews children.
Recorded as enlisting in Hertford.