Adam Drylie

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Drylie, Trooper Adam no.3072A

2nd Light Horse, formerly 6th Light Horse 23rd Reinforcements.

“Fair View” Duntroon Street, Hurlstone Park.


Born 1890, son of Adam & Mary Drylie.

Enlisted 7/12/1916, aged 26.



Next of kin, father, Adam Drylie, “Fair View” Duntroon Street, Hurlstone Park.

Living at Bilambil, Tweed River at the time of enlistment.

Embarked from Sydney 3/2/1917 per RMS Karmala.

Casualty list SMH 19/11/1918 Gassed.

Returned to Australia 16/1/1919.

Married 1921 Alice R. Murphy

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 27/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002