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VC599   George Leslie Drewry

BORN   3 September 1894

DIED   3 August 1918   AGE   23

VC Won    25 April 1915   AGE   20

Place VC Won   V Beach, Seddul Bahr, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   George Leslie Drewry   No.      

VC Issue No.   599   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Naval Reserve



Rank VC Won   Midshipman

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   58 Claremont Road, Forest Gate, London, England

Place Of Death   Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   City of London Cemetery, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)  Plot/Grave no.   Square 197, Grave 90251

Gazetted   16 August 1915

VC Presented   22 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, City of London Cemetery, Manor Park

Stained glass window & plaque at All Saints Church, Forest Gate, London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Cenotaph, Central Park, East Ham, East London

By The Way…

Near the end of the war while serving on HMS William Jackson, a tackle block fell from a crane, and killed him

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England



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