Memorial: M905

Memorial at the City of London Cemetery commemorating George Leslie Drewry VC, RNR d. 1918

Location

City of London Cemetery, London, England

Transcript

'...In / Loving Memory / of / GEORGE LESLIE DREWRY V.C. / LIEUTENANT R.N.R., / WON THE VICTORIA CROSS / APRIL 25TH AND 26TH 1915 / KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE AUGUST 2ND 1918 / AGED 23 YEARS / Life's work well done'

Details

Description: Marble cross on three-stepped plinth. Curb stones mark the Drewry family grave plot.
Type: Cross
Materials: Marble
Vessel: SS River Clyde

Event

Gallipoli Campaign

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Drewry, George Leslie
Age:
Date of Death: 2/8/1918
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Naval Reserve

Extra

Notes: Victoria Cross winner. Struck on the head by a block and sustained a fractured skull.
Bibliography: Hugh Meller 'London cemeteries: an illustrated guide and gazeteer' (Amersham, 1981) p. 110.