29 November 2019

CWGC burial at Beechwood Cemetery: Andrew Beschta

On this date a century ago Andrew (Andrey) Beschta (Bischta), regimental number 2160280, died of tuberculous at the Lady Grey sanitorium in Ottawa.
He was born on 3 November 1895 in Triesk, Russia, son of Gregory Bischta, husband of Vermara Bischta and had 3 children. Enlisting in Renfrew, Ontario on 15 May 1917 for service with the Canadian Forestry Corps he was 6 ft 4 in tall and weighed 180 lbs.
He served in France with several disciplinary actions on his record.
He is interred in military lot 13-14. section 29 at Beechwood cemetery.
Perhaps as many as 4,000 men of Russian origin served in the CEF.

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