Drew, Cornelius Stanley

Summer of 1914 to 5 June 1944

War Service:
Sergeant CORNELIUS STANLEY DREW RAFVR died on 6 June 1944, aged 29.

At 2300 on 5 June 1944 Mosquito PZ-189 of 515 Squadron, piloted by Squadron Leader W R Butterworth DFC, MiD and with Sergeant Drew as navigator, took off from RAF Little Snoring, Norfolk en route to Lille on a night intruder sortie. The aircraft was lost without trace.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the memorial at St Bartholomew’s church, Sydenham.

He was born in Monmouth in the summer of 1914, the son of William Edward and Mary Drew. He was the husband of Elsie Suzanne Drew, of Forest Hill. Before joining the RAF Volunteer Reserve he was a police constable employed at New Scotland Yard.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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