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Alfred Henry Drew

In memory of:

Private Alfred Henry Drew

April 2, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

402060

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

"D" Coy. 18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 29, 1893
London, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

January 11, 1915
Galt, Ontario

Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Drew, of Galt, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 80 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. N. 10.

Location:

RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, on the Slijpstraat, a road leading from the Kemmelseweg. (Connecting Ieper to Kemmel N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort), and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 m after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). 4 km along the Kemmelseweg on the right hand side lies Elzenwalle Military Cemetery, which marks the junction with Slijpstraat. RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY lies 1 Km along the Slijpstraat, after a small staggered crossroads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 901 of 1076.
  • Biography– From the Kitchener Public Library collection of World War One Soldier Information Cards. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Galt War Memorial– The Cambridge (Galt) War Memorial, Queen's Square, Cambridge, Ontario.  Circa 1930. Frances Loring and William Lyon Somerville.

Inscribed:"TO THEM ALL HONOUR / GUARD YE THEIR VICTORY / 1914-1918 / 1939-1945 / 1950-1953."
  • Close up of Galt War Memorial– Detail of the Cambridge (Galt) War Memorial.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Memorial– Monument in honour of the men from Lodge Royal Oak No. 26 of the Sons of England Benefit Society, Galt (Cambridge), Ontario. Honours the eleven local members who died in World War One.  Erected in Mount View Cemetery on August 24th, 1919.  Location:  80 Blenheim Road, Cambridge, Ontario.   Dedication:  ERECTED BY LODGE ROYAL OAK NO. 26 / SONS OF ENGLAND SOCIETY / AS A TRIBUTE / OUR FALLEN BRETHREN.   M. I. Pirie, private collection.

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