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Norman Stacey Andrews
Capt. Norman Stacey Andrews, one of the most popular officers of the 1st Battalion, Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada, died in St. Joseph's Hospital, Victoria, B.C., November 7, 1941, following an illness that had its beginning the previous June. When the Second Great War began, Norman Andrews, better known as "Spud", enrolled in the officers' training course at the "Duffs" Armories and was gazetted a second lieutenant in the 1st Battalion in August, 1940. He was promoted, a short time before taken ill, to the rank of captain and Second in Command of "D" Company. Under military escort, his body was brought to Brantford, where, after service in Grace Anglican Church (of which he was a member), interment took place with military honors in Farringdon Burial Ground. Capt. Andrews was born in Brantford, July 8, 1901, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Norman Andrews, and he inherited his father's love of good music and also his ability to play several instruments well. Educated in the public schools and the Collegiate Institute here, Capt. Andrews was a graduate of Ridley College, St. Catharines. After his school days, he became well known as one of the City's younger business men, first as Sales Manager of the Brantford Washing Machines, Limited, and subsequently as a partner of Andrews-Houlding Limited. He was married to the former Miss Mary Taylor, Chatham, Ont., who with her son, William, resides in Birkett's Lane.