William George DREW MM


DREW, William George

Service Number: 4036
Enlisted: 9 August 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: King Island, Tasmania, 4 November 1889
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: State School, Devonport West, Tasmania
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in action, France, 24 January 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers
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Memorials: Hobart Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Claremont, Tasmania
24 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4036, 15th Infantry Battalion
24 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4036, 15th Infantry Battalion, RMS Orontes, Melbourne
24 Jan 1917: Involvement Second Lieutenant, 47th Infantry Battalion
19 Apr 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Military Medal 'Displayed general coolness and capacity in the firing line, and on 1st September, 1916, accompanied a patrol under Captain DAVY which bombed a German advanced post near MOUQUET FARM.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 Date: 19 April 1917

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Caswell DREW and Mary ROCKWELL

Of Derwent Park Road, Moonah, Tas.

Husband of Dorothy DREW

Of 6 Arthur Street, North Hobart, Tas.