Regiment: Canadian Field Artillery, 35th Battery
Rank & Number: Lieutenant
Born: 23 June 1889; Fairlie
Died: 1961; Denbighshire, Wales
Other: Brother of Alexander, Daniel & Malcolm McCallum
of Allan, Daniel, John & William McCallum
ANDREW LANE WARK MCCALLUMwas born 23 Jun 1889 in Fairlie, to parents John, a
master joiner and Elizabeth Wark (who married in
Tillicoultry on 18 Jun 1878). He was christened on 28 Jul 1889 in Fairlie
Free Church. He died in Denbighshire,
Wales in 1961, and was buried on 12 Sep 1961 in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal,
In the 1891 Census, Andrew, aged 1, is living Oakbank, Fairlie with parents John (42, b. Fairlie, ship carpenter)
and Elizth (39, b. Bonnybridge) and
siblings Malcolm (11), Christina
(8), John (6), Daniel (4) and Alexander (5)
In the 1901 Census, aged 11, he is
living Oak Bank with parents John (53, house
joiner) and Eliz (40) and siblings John (16), Daniel (14),
Jessie (9), Agnes (6) and Liellas (5).
In the 1911 Census, aged 21 and a clerk, he is living 73 Kenmure Street, Pollokshields with
parents John (62, joiner) and Elizabeth (59, m 32 yrs, 11ch/10 living) and siblings,
Eliz. C (30), Christine F (28), Alex M. (25, law clerk), Daniel (24, joiner), Janet (19), Agnes W (16) and Lilias F (15)
Passenger lists show he made
numerous business trips between Canada and the UK between 1926 and 1960. Through the years he is described as a
Manager, General Manager, Business Executive and Consultant, and is employed by
Canadian National Railways. He mainly
visited London, giving his address as hotels or the CNR offices, but in 1936 he
sailed from Glasgow under his father’s address in Pollokshields, and in 1957 he
gave his address as Llangellen, N. Wales.
Newspaper articles from the 1940s
show he became Chairman of the Canadian Shipping Board, and was involved at
national and international level in various councils and committees responsible
for directing war work and providing food relief to Europe during and in the
aftermath of WW2. He was included in the
book “Canadian Strength” published in 1947, which detailed the backgrounds of
46 men involved in industry, supply and trade who provided an outstanding and
invaluable service to the nation during the war.
He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer,
Order of the British Empire) and C.B.E. (Commander, Order of the British
SERVICE DETAILS Enlisted in
the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force at Sherbrooke, Quebec on 28 Jan 1916
(shipping secretary, nok
father John, 73 Kenmure Street, Pollokshields).
from Canadian newspapers:-
Winnipeg Free Press 4/6/36
PLEA FOR FREE PORTS MADE BEFORE SENATORS:
Ottawa, June 4 – Strong support for Senator J.P.B. Casgrain’s bill for
establishment of free ports in Canada was voiced to the senate committee,
Wednesday, by Major George Washington Stephens of Montreal. . . . . . . . A.L.W. MacCallum, manager of the
Shipping Federation of Canada, with headquarters in Montreal, was the next
Winnipeg Free Press 7/1/41 FOR
MORE SHIPS: Ottawa, Jan 6 - The appointment of a five-man committee to
advise D.B. Carswell, controller of ship construction and repairs, was
announced last night by Hon. Angus Macdonald, navy minister and acting minister
of munitions and supply. The committee
members are: . . . . . . . . A.L.W.
MacCallum, director of shipping of the Canada shipping board . . . . . . .
Lethbridge Herald 26/12/41 H.R.
MacMillan Made Member Of Shipping Board:
Ottawa, Dec. 26 – Trade Minister MacKinnon announced today that H.R.
MacMillan, president of Wartime Shipping Ltd. Has been appointed a member of
the Canadian Shipping Board. . . . . . .
. Shipping board chairman is L.D.
Wilgress, deputy minister of trade and commerce, and chief executive officer is
A.L.W. McCallum, director of shipping.
Lethbridge Herald 8/5/42
Lakes Fleet to Help U.S. Ship Shortage:
Ottawa, May 8 – A fleet of big Canadian upper lake freighters is coming
to the aid of the United States fleets in order to keep the American steel
mills, concentrated on war work, supplied with iron ore from Duluth.
. . . . . . . . A.L.W. MacCallum, director of shipping
announced today. “It is anticipated”, he
said, “that additional steamers will arrive at the American ore loading docks
within the next few days.” Canadian
operators provided the vessels on instructions of the Canadian shipping board.
Hat News 7/11/42
HEADS SHIPPING BOARD: Ottawa, Nov 7 – A.L.W.
MacCallum, director of shipping has been appointed chairman of the Canadian
Shipping Board, Trade Minister MacKinnon announced today. . . . . . . . . Mr. MacCallum’s services have been loaned to
the government for the past three years by the Shipping Federation of Canada,
of which he is manager.
Winnipeg Free Press 9/3/43 Canadian-U.S.
Grain Chiefs Plan Aid for Starving Europe, By Chester Bloom: Washington, March 9 – Enveloped in the usual
atmosphere of secrecy, which has always surrounded deliberations of Canadian
grain representatives with the American agricultural chiefs in Washington, a
meeting is in progress today at the U.S. department of agriculture to discuss
ways and means of aiding starving Europe.
The problem is how to get the billion bushel wheat surplus of the American
continent into the mouths of perishing Belgians, French, Greeks, Jugoslavs and
other nations under the heel of Hitler’s Gestapo.
Those in attendance include C. Gordon
Smith, assistant to George Melvor, chief commissioner of the Canadian wheat board;
Charles Wilson, statistician of the board; A.L.W. McCallum, chairman of
the Canadian shipping board at Ottawa; .
. . . . . . .
Lethbridge Herald 27/9/43
Grain Transportation Committee Set Up by Ottawa: Ottawa, Sept. 27 – Trade Minister MacKinnon
announced Saturday that the cabinet wheat committee has appointed an emergency
grain transportation committee to see that emergency feed grain requirements
are met. . . . . . . . . The emergency committee members in
addition to Mr. Lockwood are: A.L.W.
MacCallum, chairman, Canadian Shipping Board; . . . . . . . .
Winnipeg Free Press 4/11/44 MacKinnon
Appointed To Maritime Council: Ottawa,
Nov. 4 – Prime Minister Mackenzie King announced early today the appointment of
Trade Minister MacKinnon, the minister responsible for the Canadian shipping
board, as Canadian representative on the United Maritime council, a United
Nations body which deals with merchant shipping needs.
He also announced that A.L.W. MacCallum,
chairman of the Canadian shipping board, has been appointed Canadian
representative on the United Maritime executive board, . . . . . .
Lethbridge Herald 12/2/46 MORE
SHIPPING FOR RELIEF CARGOES SOUGHT:
London, Feb 12 – Canadian representatives at the final meeting of the
18-power United Maritime authority, formed last year to supply shipping for
military and essential relief purposes, will carry home recommendations that a
degree of international co-operation in facilitating relief and rehabilitation
cargoes be continued for eight months.
Canada is one of 13 associate members of
the authority and A.L.W. McCallum, chairman of the Canadian Shipping
Board is chief delegate at London.
Representatives of other countries will take home similar
Medicine Hat Weekly News 5/6/46 Names
Delegates To Seattle Meet: Ottawa, June
4 – Labor Minister Mitchell today announced selection of a Canadian delegation,
headed by Arthur MacNamara, deputy labor minister, to attend the Maritime
session of the international labor organization in Seattle June 6. . . . . . .
The Canadian shipowners’ delegate would be A.L.W. MacCallum of
Montreal, manager of the Shipping Federation of Canada, Incorporated. . . . .
Winnipeg Free Press 21/6/47
STRENGTH: by Corelyn Cox; 192 pp; illustrated; The Ryerson Press, Toronto:
The Character sketches in this admirably presented book demonstrate the
extent of Canada’s industrial miracle during the war; and provide the
backgrounds of forty six men who so readily abandoned their private interests
and sacrificed personal gain to contribute an outstanding and an invaluable
service to the national during a vital hour.
The Canadians listed include only those who were officers of the Department
of Munitions and Supply or of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board. These biographical sketches reveal the story
of Canada’s remarkable rise during the war to the position of the fourth
industrial power of the world.
Set in chronological order, the sketches
begin with G.K. Shells, and carry on through the list of forty six, including
Donald Gordon, G.C. Bateman, A.L.W. McCallum, . . . . . . .