Alfred Maurice Drew

Memorial: Filton - Community Centre

Regiment: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 20452

Parents: John and Mary Drew

Marital status: Single

Home address: 6 Station Road, Filton, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Packer

Date of birth: 1892

Place of birth: Bristol

Date of death: 01/07/1915

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Commemorated at St Peter’s Church Filton

Age: 23

Further information:

Alfred was born in Bristol, the son of a general labourer and the second youngest of five children with two sisters and two brothers.

Alfred initially enlisted with the 3rd Somerset Light Infantry (16323) then transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. In December 1914 he was mobilised for war with his battalion and landed in France where they they engaged in various actions on the Western Front including the Action of St Eloi and The Second Battle of Ypres. Alfred is recorded as being killed in action but on the day of his death, his battalion was not involved in any specific engagement, so it is likely that he was a victim of the ongoing trench warfare that accounted for around 300 deaths per day throughout the war.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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