Sydney George Washington Drew

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Drew, Private Sydney George Washington no.4395

20th Battalion.

“Orsona” Unara Street, Campsie.

Born at GraffReinett, South Africa, January 11, 1899, only son of Minnie and Wallace Drew.

Educated at Smith Street Superior Public School, Balmain, N.S.W.; electrical mechanic.

Enlisted at Rozelle November 8, 1915, aged 16.

Embarked April 9, 1916.

War service: Egypt; France.

Casualty list DT 11/12/1916 HI (Drew, Private George).

Returned to England November 4, 1916, suffering from trench feet; detained in England, being under military age; returned to France May 11,1918, Lewis Gunnerno.2 Killed by shell fire at Warfiisee August 8, 1918.

Casualty list SMH 26/9/1918 Killed in action.

Buried Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, grave I.E.13.

Portrait and biography in The All-Australia Memorial 1919.

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