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5th Bn. Canadian Infantry -
5 september 1895 , Glengarnock , Scotland
21 april 1915
Son of Robert and Mary Andrew, of 30, Milton St., Edinburgh, Scotland.
Educated in schools of his native place and Skerry's College
He entered the service of the British Linen Bank in 1910.
Towards the end of 1912 he moved to Canada and joined the staff of the Bank of British North America
5'8" = 1.72m
Plot XIV , Row C , Stone 4
2 pm to 5 pm
He enlisted , in Saskatchewan , as a Private in the 16th Canadian Light Horse.
He transferred to the 5th Battalion , Canadian Infantry and went to France with the First Contingent.
A few days before his death , he was detailed for duty with the machine gun section of his battalion, which was then going into action.
He was struck in the head by a fragment of a shell and instantly killed during the heavy shelling prior to a main gas attack.
An extract from the 5th Bn. CEF - Saskatchewan Regiment :
Location : Gravenstafel area
Weather fine and warm - a trifle misty.
Heavy shrapnell fire for about 30 minutes on our front trenches, destroyed parapet and caused other damage to machine gun emplacement.
Enemy aircraft very active , no friendly aircraft in sight.
Very heavy fusilade along our whole position.
Enemy shells destroyed dugouts and trenches to right of Headquarters, fortunately unoccupied.
Half-hearted reply by our guns.
Work parties continued work all night rebuilding trenches and strengthening position.
Casualties : 2 other ranks killed