Andrew McCully


Thank you to Tim Scully for the Yukon Field Force research

Jan 8, 1875

Born in Toronto, Ontario to Andrew and Amelia (nee Marsh) McCully


May 3, 1892

Enlisted in “A” Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery in Kingston, Ontario


Mar 21, 1898

The YFF (Yukon Field Force) was officially announced and sometime later, probably in late April or early May, Andrew McCully joined that force

Ø  Number 19

Ø  Rank Sergeant


May 6, 1898

The Yukon Field Force left Ottawa by train for Vancouver, British Columbia


May 14, 1898

Embarked a steam ship to travel up the west coast of Canada, disembarking in Telegraph Creek, northern British Columbia

The force was then split into 3 companies and Andrew McCully was posted No. 3 Company

The force was later reorganized into 2 companies and Andrew McCully was posted to “B” Company in Fort Selkirk, on the Yukon River and remained there from January to August, 1899.

When the call came for volunteers in late 1899 to fight in the Boer War in South Africa, Sergeant McCully answered the call and returned to Kingston to volunteer.


Dec 1, 1899

Married to Sarah Grace Montgomery in Kingston, Ontario


Dec 24, 1899

Enlisted in “C” Battery, Royal Canadian Field Artillery in Kingston, Ontario for service in South Africa

Previous service given as “A” Battery Royal Canadian Artillery

While in South Africa he served with Baden Powell in the Flying Column and commanded the Right Sector, “C” Battery


Jan 10, 1901

Discharged from “C” Battery, Royal Canadian Field Artillery with the rank of Sergeant

Entitled to the Queen’s South Africa Medal with 4 Clasps

Ø  Relief of Mafeking

Ø  Orange Free State

Ø  Transvaal

Ø  Rhodesia

Following his discharge, he served with the RCHA Staff in Kingston in 1905 and with the Canadian Ordnance Corps in 1907


Nov 9, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank Lieutenant

Ø  Next of kin given as Grace McCully, wife, 64 Rideau St., Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Soldier

Ø  Stated that he was currently a member of the Active Militia

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to the Headquarters Company as Quartermaster

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


Apr 12, 1915

Promoted to the rank of Captain




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


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Apr 29, 1916

Andrew’s wife Grace, died in Kingston, Ontario as a result of a automobile accident and was buried in the Cataraqui Cemetery



May 9, 1916

Granted leave with permission to proceed to Canada at public expense

 Leave extended to August 2, 1916


May 12, 1916

Embarked the SS Metagama in Liverpool



May 20, 1916

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario


Jul 12, 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the 21st Battalion


Aug 4, 1916

Recalled by Canada to take an appointment with the Ordnance Corps


Oct 9, 1916

Married to Violet Maud Taylor in Kingston, Ontario


Oct 1, 1918

Attested into the No. 3 Detachment, Canadian Ordnance Corps in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank Captain

Ø  Next of kin given as Violet Maud McCully, wife, 147 Collingwood St., Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as soldier

Ø  Previous military experience given as Canadian Ordnance Corps, Royal Canadian Field Artillery for 15 years, Yukon Field Force for 1 year, South Africa 1 year, C Battery Royal Canadian Artillery Rhodesian Force, 21st Battalion 1914-1916

Ø  Religion given as Protestant


Apr 1, 1923

TOS 4th Detachment, Canadian Ordnance Corps, Military District #4, Montreal, Quebec

Capt A McCully  

Jan 1, 1925

Promoted to rank of Major


Dec 20, 1929

Discharged to the Reserve of Officers List


Mar 31, 1930

Retired from the Canadian Military with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel


Dec 1, 1933

TOS 4th Canadian Machine Gun Battalion and posted to “A” Company


Dec 15, 1936

Shown as a member of the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment with the rank of Lieutenant


Oct 10, 1939

Discharged from the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment


Jun 13, 1958

Andrew McCully died while a patient of the Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia of Bronchopneumonia complicated by Cirrhosis of the Liver and was buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia


Forest Lawn Cemetery
Burnaby BC


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