Private William Edward Drewett
Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for the following research.
William Edward Drewett was born in May 1887 in Homerton, London to hatter’s warehouse man Walter Drewett and Sarah Ann Drewett nee Headington.
At the time of the 1891 Census, the family lived at 8 Digby Road, Hackney, London. Walter was working as a hatter’s warehouse man and Sarah Ann was a laundress. The household further comprised of their children: Louisa S., Walter A., Laura M., William Edward and Alfred A.
On the 13th of February 1894 William Edward Drewett was admitted into Gayhurst Road School in Hackney, London. At the time of the admission, the family lived at 20 Palace Road in London.
At the time of the 1901 Census, the family lived at 58 Haughton Green Road, Haughton Green in Lancashire. Walter was working as a hatter’s warehouse man and Sarah Ann was at home. The household further comprised of their children: waterproof garment maker Louisa, Walter, waterproof garment maker Laura, William Edward, Alfred and Frederic.
William Edward Drewett married Alice Elizabeth Ann Turner, by Banns, on the 20th of March 1910 in the Parish of St Mark, Victoria Park, London. At the time of the marriage, William Edward was working as a printer and Alice Elizabeth Ann Turner was a nurse maid. The couple lived at 57 Morris Road.
Alice Elizabeth Ann Turner was born in the 1st quarter of 1887 in Kingsland, London to builder Edward Charles Turner.
William Edward had a daughter Dorothy L. Drewett born in the 3rd quarter of 1910 in Old Ford in London.
At the time of the 1911 Census, the family lived at 6 Remus Road, Bow, London. William Edward was working as a machine minder and Alice Elizabeth Ann was looking after their daughter Dorothy L. The accommodation had two rooms.
William Edward Drewett became part of the 94th Field Ambulance of the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was a Private with regimental number 60549.
William Edward Drewett died on the 2nd of February 1919 of double pneumonia at the Military Hospital Mile End in London.
He is buried at the Brookwood Military Cemetery, near Woking, Surrey. His grave reference number is: VI.E.8.
William Edward’s wife Alice Elizabeth Ann Drewett received £24 and 9d on the 2nd of September 1919 in Soldier’s Effects.
She lived at 29 Duro Street, Fairfield Road, Bow, London.
William Edward’s headstone erected by his wife reads: ‘Gone but not Forgotten’.
William Edward Drewett was awarded the British War and Victory medals.
Drewett Family History
William Edward’s father Walter Drewett was born in 1851 in London, to cabinet maker William Andrew Drewett and Ann Drewett.
William Edward’s mother Sarah Ann Headington was born about 1853 in Hackney, London to printer Alfred Headington.
Walter Drewett and Sarah Ann Headington married, by Banns, on the 19th of July 1874 at St Matthew’s church, Bethnal Green, Middlesex.
William Edward had five known siblings: Louisa S. Drewett born about 1881 in Hackney, London; Walter A. Drewett born about 1883 in Hackney, London; Laura M. Drewett born about 1886 in Hackney, London; Alfred A. Drewett born about 1890 in Hackney, London and Frederick Drewett born about 1894 in Hackney, London.
Born Homerton, East London
Lived East London
Son of Walter Drewett and Sarah Ann Drewett nee Headington.
Husband of Alice Elizabeth Ann Turner
Father of Dorothy L. Drewett
Regiment 94th Field Ambulance. Royal Army Medical Corps
Date of Death 2nd February 1919
Place of Death Military Hospital, Mile End, London
Cause of Death Double pneumonia
Cemetery Brookwood Cemetery, Woking