B.C. Archives. Item A-00997
B.C. Archives. Item A-00997


Reverend George Hubert Andrews was born in Dublin, Ireland, on May 19th, 1859. He was the reverend and the first rector of St. Mary’s Church in the Victoria B.C. community of Oak Bay. He was not married.[1]

Daily Colonist 1916-05-21 pg. 10



Great War

When the Great War began, he immediately volunteered for service. On April 23, 1916 Andrews left Victoria with the 88th Regiment, Victoria Fusiliers as their Chaplain.[2][3]

Post War

After the war, Reverend Andrews continued to apart of St Mary’s Cathedral in Victoria.



Written by Geoffrey Hendrie and Nathan Waller


[1] Andrews, George. Attestation Papers. Library and Archives Canada. Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 179 – 49
[2] St. Mary the Virgin, Oak Bay – Our History. St Mary’s Church
[3] Marching Orders Received by 88th, The Daily Colonist, May 25, 2016, Page 10.