Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Andrews (1888-1935)
Lawyer, municipal official.
Born at Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan on 28 October 1888, his family moved to a farm in Manitoba and, in 1900, came to Winnipeg where he attended Machray School and Norquay School, Winnipeg Collegiate Institute, and Wesley College. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1913 and joined the law firm of Andrews, Andrews, and Burbidge run by two of his uncles, A. J. Andrews and F. S. Andrews.
He was a talented athlete, being a member of the Winnipeg Hockey Club from 1909 to 1914 that won the Allan Cup in 1913. He also played soccer with the Norwood Wanderers team that won the Dominion championship. During the First World War, he went overseas in 1914 as a trooper with the Fort Garry Horse, was wounded, and received the Military Cross for service in France. On his demobilization, he took an active interest in minor hockey in Winnipeg, being active in organizing a Sunday School Hockey League.
He served on the Winnipeg City Council from 1930 until he was killed while crossing the road in Winnipeg on 7 August 1935.
“Ald. Herbert Andrews instantly killed when struck by automobile,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 August 1935, page 1.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 4 June 2014
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