Andrew William Palethorpe Todd was the only son of Andrew and Ellen Todd. Andrew Todd (senior) was a county court judge and later Recorder for Londonderry. Andrew was born about 1893 in Dublin City. He was educated at the Trinity College in Dublin. He served with the RAMC in WWI and was awarded an MM. In 1922 he became a GP in Moneymore for four years. On the outbreak of World War Two he was recalled for service as captain in the R.A.M.C. He became ill and died of pneumonia on 15th March 1942 in England.
Located 30 miles from London in Surrey, Brookwood Military Cemetery is the largest CWGC cemetery in the United Kingdom. The cemetery contains the graves of more than 1,600 servicemen of the British Empire in the First World War and over 3,470 from the Second World War. Brookwood Military Cemetery lies adjacent to Brookwood Cemetery (The London Necropolis), a vast space which covers 500 acres. In 1917, an area to the north of the cemetery was set aside as Brookwood Military Cemetery for men and women of Commonwealth forces who died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War.