Drew, Henry James "Harry" MM

Summer 1888 to 11 December 1917

War Service:
Rifleman 370747 HENRY JAMES DREW of the 2nd/8th Battalion the London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) died on 6 January 1918, aged 29. He enlisted at London and died of wounds. The award of his Military Medal (“for bravery in the field”) was announced in the London Gazette of 11 December 1917.

He is buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery near Poperinge, Belgium. There were three Casualty Clearing Stations in this area and the troops nicknamed them Bandaghem, Mendinghem and Dozinghem.)

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at Lewisham Sorting Office and Church of England School, Lee.

Military Medal


He was born in Lewisham in the summer of 1888, the son of Jonathan Henry and Hannah Jane Drew. He was the husband of Victoria Maude Drew, of 12, The Parade, Sandhurst Road, Catford.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper and images from John Bennett his Great Great Nephew

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