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  is in fact Charles Austin Gathergood, apparently for some reason he changed his name to Drew (which was his mother’s maiden name)