Person:Harry Drury (1)

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Name Harry Drury
Gender Male
Birth? 6 May 1889 Hatfield Peverel, Essex, England
Christening? 11 Aug 1889 Hatfield Peverel, Essex, EnglandSt Andrew's Church
Marriage 8 Jun 1915 Thetford, Norfolk, Englandto Winnie Ella Sayers
Death? 4 Jul 1936 Hatfield Peverel, Essex, England
Burial? 8 Jul 1936 Hatfield Peverel, Essex, EnglandSt Andrew's Churchyard

1891 - With parents, Samuel and Mary.

1901 - With his mother living at Shepherd's Cottage, Hatfield Peverel, aged 11.

1911 - Signed as a witness to the marriage of his sister, Bessie.

1914 - Enlisted on 3rd September at Chelmsford, Essex, as a driver in the Army Serivce Corps (previously having served for four years in the TA and called up on reserve). He was a machinist when he was called up, believed to have been working for Hoffmans at Chelmsford. Appointed Lance Corporal/Corporal (the record is unclear) but by 17 December he had been promoted to Sergeant. (PRO: WO363/D848)

1915 - Marriage certificate records that he was a Sergeant in the Army Service Corps, Kitchener's Army (steel grinder), living in Pirbright, Surrey.

1916 - Admitted to hospital in Salonica with tuberculosis on 13 May. Discharged from the army on 23rd June at Catterick Camp, unfit for War Service. Had served for 1 year and 295 days. His character reference described him as "A sober hardworking and reliable man used to the care and management of horses." He had served at home from 3 September 1914 to 31 October 1915, in the Middle East from 1 November 1915 to 27 February 1916 and at home from 28 April 1916 to 23 June 1916. On 7 August he was granted a six month conditional pension of 29 shillings a week. (PRO: WO363/D848)

1917 - Living at The Stables, Silverton Lodge, Church Road, Upper Norwood. Gardener. (baptism)

1920, August - Living at 118 Church Rd, Upper Norwood, SE19. According to the postcard sent to his sister Alice and her husband Walter Snow, Harry and Win had the space to accommodate Alice and Walter should they be able to stay overnight on a visit to London.

1936 - Died at home from heart failure and pleurisy. Occupation recorded as a domestic gardener. Win, his wife, registered the death.