Francis Drum

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Drum, Private Francis no.4788

55th Battalion, formerly 3rd Battalion 14th Reinforcements.

Cowper Street, Campsie.


Born 1892 at Marrickville, son of Francis & Anne Drum.

Enlisted at Holsworthy 13/10/1915, aged 23.



Next of kin, wife, Mrs Edith May Drum, Cowper Street, Campsie.

Returned to Australia 19/10/1917.

Died 20/2/1955 (no age given).

Rookwood Cemetery Garden of Remembrance Wall 8 Panel N.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

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