DREW, John. M.M.

✟ ≠ 662 Pte 8 Bn Canadian Infantry. K.I.A. 28/4/1917 Vimy Ridge, while a stretcher bearer. Buried; Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gobelle, Pass de Calais, France. Posthumously awarded MM for bravery on 18/5/1917. Full details; Canadian Great War Project and the family story on ‘Find A Grave’.

b 29/12/1892 Barnfield, Hathersage. 1901C the family is in Norfolk. In 1914 the family move to Keewatin, Ontario Canada. His brother George Drew (b Rugby), also served.

Note Sept 2015; came across C Drew KIA DC 5/5/1917 formerly of Bamford, but there is no C Drew from Bamford that fits (the only one was born in 1902) However it does fit our John Drew. Maybe C Drew was another brother? The C Drew mentioned as killed from Bamford in the context of our John Drew has no connection to our John Drew. He is in fact Charles Austin Gathergood, apparently for some reason he changed his name to Drew (which was his mother’s maiden name)