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Memorable Manitobans: James Bernard Andrews (1883-1968)


Born at Winnipeg on 31 July 1883, son of contractor Thomas F. Andrews (?-1922) and Margaret Gillespie (?-?), he was educated at Winnipeg schools and the University of Manitoba (1914). He taught school in Manitoba and was Principal of the school at Bengough, Saskatchewan. In 1915, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and went overseas in 1916 with the 61st Battalion. He was attached to the 50th Battalion on the Ypres front and saw service at the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Hill 70, and Arras. He was wounded at Cambrai and was invalided to England, subsequently returning to Canada. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1920 and practised law in Winnipeg with W. H. Hastings. He moved to Emerson in 1922 where he served as local magistrate and Mayor of Emerson (1927). In 1958, he was made a Queen’s Counsel. He was a member of the Canadian Bar Society, Manitoba Bar Society, Masons, Oddfellows, and United Church. He died in 1968 and was buried in the Emerson Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 January 2017

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