Drury, William –

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Drury, of Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire; husband of Hilda Drury (nee Gowanlock). Of 60, Clarence Street, Bolton, Lancashire, and formerly of 118, Weston Street, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly employed at Messrs. Walkers’ tannery. Enlisted in Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Transferred as Sergeant 16414, 8th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Commissioned 28/01/1916 as Second Lieutenant in 1st Bn., Royal Irish Fusiliers and later attached to Command Paymaster, Eastern Command, Army Pay Corps.

Personal details

  • Surname: Drury
  • Forename: William
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Not known
  • Place of residence: Great Lever, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: Not known
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: Not known
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Unit: Not known
  • Service number: Not known
  • Regiment: Royal Army Pay Corps
  • Enlistment date: September 9th, 1914 - 1914-09-09
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: St / V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


  • CWGC Memorial: Not known
  • CWGC reference: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 04/02/1916 23/02/1917 21/09/1917
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6f* 6c-f* 4g
  • Bolton Chronicle: 20/10/1916 27/10/1916

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