Private William Edward Drewett

Private William Edward Drewett

© Royston Williamson 2015
© Royston Williamson 2015

Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for the following research.

William Edward Drewett Birth Registration Transcription © Ancestry.co.uk
William Edward Drewett Birth Registration Transcription © Ancestry.co.uk

William Edward Drewett was born in May 1887 in Homerton, London to hatter’s warehouse man Walter Drewett and Sarah Ann Drewett nee Headington.

William Edward Drewett 1891 Census © Ancestry.co.uk
William Edward Drewett 1891 Census © Ancestry.co.uk

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.

William Edward Drewett Gayhurst Road School 1894 Admissions Register © Ancestry.co.uk
William Edward Drewett Gayhurst Road School 1894 Admissions Register © Ancestry.co.uk

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.

William Edward Drewett 1901 Census © Ancestry.co.uk
William Edward Drewett 1901 Census © Ancestry.co.uk

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 and Alice Elizabeth Turner Wedding Certificate © Ancestry.co.uk
William Edward Drewett and Alice Elizabeth Turner Wedding Certificate © Ancestry.co.uk

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.

William Edward Drewett 1911 Census © Ancestry.co.uk
William Edward Drewett 1911 Census © Ancestry.co.uk

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 Death Registration Transcription © Ancestry.co.uk
William Edward Drewett Death Registration Transcription © Ancestry.co.uk

William Edward Drewett died on the 2nd of February 1919 of double pneumonia at the Military Hospital Mile End in London.

William Edward Drewett Grave © www.ramc-ww1.com
William Edward Drewett Grave © www.ramc-ww1.com

He is buried at the Brookwood Military Cemetery, near Woking, Surrey. His grave reference number is: VI.E.8.

William Edward Drewett Soldiers Effects © Ancestry.co.uk
William Edward Drewett Soldiers Effects © Ancestry.co.uk

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 Drewett Personal Headstone Inscription Report © CWGC.org
William Edward Drewett Personal Headstone Inscription Report © CWGC.org

William Edward’s headstone erected by his wife reads: ‘Gone but not Forgotten’.

William Edward Drewett WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards © Ancestry.co.uk
William Edward Drewett WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards © Ancestry.co.uk
William Edward Drewett British War Medal and Victory Medal Award Roll © Ancestry.co.uk
William Edward Drewett British War Medal and Victory Medal Award Roll © Ancestry.co.uk

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
Number                   60549

Date of Death           2nd February 1919
Place of Death         Military Hospital, Mile End, London

Cause of Death        Double pneumonia

Age                           31

Cemetery                 Brookwood Cemetery, Woking