Regiment or Ship: Army Service Corps
Service Number(s): T/438625
Occupation: Builders and Undertakers Carman
Date of Birth: 1874
Place of Birth: Rye, Sussex
Date of Death: 1935
Place of Death: Battle registration areaAddress: 56 Chandler Road, Bexhill on Sea
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Parents: William (1829-1906) and Harriett, nee Ashdown, (1846-1914).
Siblings: Albert Edward (1877-1915), Lucy (1880-); Charles (1882-1973); Edith (1885-); Alice (1887-); Lizzie (1890-).
Drew married Nancy F. Stevens on 7th May 1898 in Bexhill. They had one child, a daughter, Dorothy May who was born in 1901 in Bexhill. Drew worked as a driver for F. W. Parker, of 4 Victoria Road, Bexhill on Sea.
First World War Experience
Drew enlisted on 8th August 1918 when he was 44 years and 2 months old. He joined the Army Service Corps as a driver. He was 5’ 2”, weighed 112lbs, and had a chest measurement of 34” – expansion 2½”. He had a fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, and had a good physical development. His vision was given as 6/9 in both eyes and he had two vaccination marks on his left arm. He was a member of the Church of England.
Drew was demobbed on 2nd March 1919 but no record can be found of any medals being awarded.