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Andros, John Albert
Lance Corporal
Army
Fort St. James, British Columbia
Died: Jul 22,1943

Commemorated at
Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Italy

John Albert ‘Jack’ Andros, born March 3, 1920 at Victoria, British Columbia, completed his education in Vanderhoof, British Columbia. Working in forestry at Fort St. James, British Columbia, Andros enlisted at Vanderhoof July 11, 1940 with the 2nd Battalion (M.G.), The Canadian Scottish Regiment. Overseas November 1941, Andros joined the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps attached to ‘C’ Company Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry as a Lance Corporal during the Second World War. Landing near Pachino, Sicily on July 10, 1943 in support of the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division, the Princess Pat’s took part in Operation Husky. On July 22, 1943, Lance Corporal John Albert Andros died while capturing the German-held towns of Leonforte and Assoro and is commemorated at Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Italy. Son of John Hewett and Frances Victoria (nee Davies) Andros of Vanderhoof; brother of Ralph William Andros (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry), Clifford Andros, Shirley Andros and Norma Andros; he was 23 years old. Citation(s): 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp. "The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example" - Benjamin Disraeli