Albert Deluce Andress



Oct 12, 1879

Born in Rockport, Ontario to Frederick Poole and Lucy Matilda (nee Morrow) Andress


Dec 21, 1909

Attended the Cavalry School of Instruction in Winnipeg, Manitoba with the rank of Lance Corporal as a member of the Strathcona Horse


Mar 10, 1910

Qualified for the rank of Corporal in the Strathcona Horse


Dec 19, 1912

Married to Martha Wenman in Brockville, Ontario


Nov 13, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59017 (temporary number 32)

Ø      Next of kin given as Martha Andress, wife, 35 Wellington St., Brockville, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Sailor

Ø      Previous military experience given as 9 years in the RCHA and 3 years with the Strathcona Horse

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to No. 2 Platoon of “A” Company 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area over the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries.


Feb 11, 1915

Promoted to the provisional rank of Corporal


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in the rank of Corporal


Aug 27, 1915

Appointed to the rank of Lance Sergeant with pay to replace L/Sgt Cecil Burke who reverted to the rank of Private at his own request


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Nov 29, 1915

Attended the Trench School


Apr 8, 1916

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant to replace Sgt Scott who was killed in action


May 28, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Jun 6, 1916

Granted an extension to his leave of 1 day




Apr 9, 1917

During the battalion’s advance on Vimy Ridge, Sergeant Andress received a shrapnel wound to his left hand causing a compound fracture.  He was first sent to the Field Ambulance for first aid, then transferred to the Casualty Clearing Station for treatment.


Apr 10, 1917

Transferred to the No. 8 Stationary Hospital in Wimereux


Apr 14, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Jan Breydel

On arrival in England he was admitted to the 3rd Western General Hospital in Cardiff

Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


May 28, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Wokingham


Jun 21, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Epsom


Jun 29, 1917

Discharged to light duties from hospital and TOS (Taken on Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion, Seaford


Jun 19, 1918

Admitted to the No. 14 Canadian General Hospital, Eastbourne with a diagnosis that read Hemorrhoids


Jul 11, 1918

Transferred to the Princess Patricia Canadian Red Cross Hospital, Bexhill and the diagnosis was changed to read Myalgia in the right hip and leg


Sep 3, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Red Cross Special Hospital in Buxton


Nov 7, 1918

Transferred to the Convalescent Hospital in Epsom


Feb 5, 1919

Discharged to light duties at the depot


Feb 22, 1919

Transferred to Wing No. 3 at Kimmel Park pending return to Canada


Mar 13, 1919

Embarked the RMS Cretic in Liverpool

Mar 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Ottawa, Ontario


Mar 26, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Ottawa, Ontario 

Ø      Rank on discharge Sergeant

Ø      War service badge Class “A” issued, number 230104

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Brockville, Ontario

Following his discharge the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 68 Garden St., Brockville


Sep 23, 1943

Albert Andress passed away in Brockville, Ontario and is buried in the Mallorytown United Church Cemetery, along with his wife, Martha.



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