Albert Arthur Windsor signature

Albert Arthur Winsor signed up in Deseronto on this day in 1916. He was born in Addlestone, Surrey, England, the son of George Winsor and Kathleen (née Taylor) and came to Canada on the SS Canada in February 1913. He married Andrina Campbell in St. Mark’s Church, Deseronto, on January 21st, 1915. Andrina was a Scot who came to Canada in 1913 as a domestic servant with the Women’s Domestic Guild of Canada.

The witnesses to Albert and Andrina’s marriage were Ellen and Arthur Rosendale and in October 1914 Albert and Andrina had been the witnesses at Ellen and Arthur’s wedding. Ellen Glenny and Albert Winsor had travelled to Canada on the same ship in 1913.

Winsor joined the 155th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 636960. He was six feet tall, with a fair complexion, grey eyes and fair hair. His service record shows that he left Canada on the SS Northland in October 1916 and joined the Canadian Army Service Corps in France a month later. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in January 1919. Andrina travelled to England during the war and the couple did not immediately return to Canada: Albert was discharged in London on August 16th, 1919 and was intending to live in Chertsey, Surrey.

He died in Vancouver on July 15th, 1970.

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