Andrew’s father died before he was born and his mother died when he was
6 years old. He was raised in Groesbeck, Limestone Co TX, by his
father’s brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. AA Allison. A short time after
the Allison’s moved to Navarro County Andrew went out west.
was working on a ranch in New Mexico when he heard of the June 5, 1917
draft registration and as it was past that time he finished up his
business as quickly as he could and went with a few companions to
Albuquerque and joined what could be called a “Rough Rider” outfit.
entered the service as a volunteer in July 1917, at Albuquerque, New
Mexico. He trained at Camp Kearney, San Diego, California. As he was
known as an expert rider he was at once placed as a First Class Private
in Co M, 40th Division, Mounted Police.
At the age of 24 years he was single with only his Uncle and Aunt left
in Corsicana he was struck and killed instantly by the French Express
while guarding his train of soldiers during a blinding, beating sleet
and wind storm, at a switch near Mussey France. He was buried in a
cemetery there in Mussey.