Andrew entered the war in France on 16th August 1914. On 28th March 1918, personnel from the 1st Cavalry Field Ambulance established an Aid Post in Hamel. Towards the evening the enemy opened an intensive bombardment on Hamel, causing practically the whole of the personnel to become casualties. Pte Curry R C was killed. Acting Corporalís Sweeny E and Tucker E, along with Ptes Spence E, Addie J, and Liddicoat W J were wounded and evacuated back. Andrew was also wounded and evacuated back, but died from his wounds 2 days later. He was the youngest son of the late John and Annie Connolly Black of Burnbank, Lanarkshire.