war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


(Documents badly torn)
Short Service -----
Attestation of
Joseph Edwin. Corps. The Buffs.
Name -Edwin Joseph Drew.
Parish of Walmer - Town Deal, Kent.
Age–18 years–11 months.
Trade – Carman.
Officer in Charge.
Record Office
----- District.
7787 – Private E. J. Drew. 2nd Battalion East Kent.
----- killed in the trenches at Hooge. The place of burial is unknown.
As the grave of the above mentioned has not been registered in this office, and no particulars other than the above are known, can you give any detail of death or burial which might help us to trace it please.
Imperial War Graves Commission
82, Baker Street.
Date??? 1921.
I have to inform you that No. L/7787 Private E. J. Drew, 2nd Battalion The Buffs Regiment, was killed in the Trenches at Hooge on 28th May 1915.
Officer Commanding 2d Battalion The Buffs Regiment.
The place of burial is unknown
Lieut: for Colonel i/c Infantry Records.
Wife – Emma Amelia – 42 Devonshire Road, Dover.
Children –
Edwin Drew – 23/4/1910.
Phyllis Drew – 30/5/1911.
Marjorie Drew – 15/4/13.  42 Devonshire Road.
(On a separate document, unable to read the name, a child born 5/11/15 –J)
Free BMD. Births Sept. quarter 1911 Dover = Drew Phyllis M.?
Brother –
Wellard Drew - age 24.
Sisters –
Ethel Drew
Dorothy Drew
Ex. Force (France) 13/5/15 to 28/5/15


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