Private Andrew McNally
Andrew (Andy) McNally was born on May 24, 1924, in the District of Dromore, Union of Omagh, in the County of Tyrone Northern Ireland, to Parents Andrew and Annie (McCormick) McNally. Andy’s father was a Sergeant in the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and Mother Annie was a member of the Catholic Parish. It was a dangerous thing at the time, for Protestants and Catholics to marry but marry they did. Andrew Sr. had been offered a position with the Vancouver Police department in Canada and after careful consideration, Andrew and Annie left Northern Ireland, with now 2 sons in tow, Andy and Albert. They boarded a ship in England called The Madagamon and began their journey, arriving in Canada in May of 1927.