Gerald Smedley Andrews

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Gerald Smedley Andrews
Born (1903-12-12)December 12, 1903
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Died December 5, 2005(2005-12-05) (aged 101)
Awards Order of Canada
Order of the British Empire
Order of British Columbia
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Gerald Smedley Andrews, CM MBE OBC (December 12, 1903 – December 5, 2005) was a Canadian frontier teacher, farm and ranch hand, cook, horse wrangler, engineer and soldier.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he was educated in Vancouver, Toronto, Oxford and Dresden. From 1922 to 1930, he was a school master at Big Bar Creek and Kelly Lake. In 1930, he became a land surveyor until World War II. During World War II, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

From 1946 to 1950, he served as Chief Air Survey Engineer for British Columbia. From 1952 to 1968, he was the Surveyors General of the Province of British Columbia and Director of Mapping and Provincial Boundaries Commissioner.

For his services, during World War II, he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire. In 1990, he was awarded the Order of British Columbia and was made a Member of the Order of Canada.


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