Colonel Fred I Andrew and unidentified Canadian soldiers, World War I

Colonel Fred I Andrew and unidentified Canadian soldiers, World War I

Colonel Fred I Andrew and unidentified Canadian soldiers, World War I
Photo courtesy of the Dorothy Forsythe Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

Frederick I Andrew (second row left) was born in East Royalty and enlisted in 1915 at the age of 17. He went overseas to France in October of the same year and would see some of the worst battles of the War, including Ypres and Passchendaele. Andrew was wounded three times and returned to service each time. He was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry at the front and made a lieutenant.  A member of the PEI Lighthorse since 1920, he retired from the group in 1936 as Commanding Officer. In 1940, he was called out of retirement to organize and command the No. 62 Canadian Army Basic Training Centre Beach Grove. He rose to the rank of Colonel and was awarded the OBE for his service. The other gentlemen in this photo are unidentified. If anyone can tell us who they are, please contact us.

 

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