Frederick William Eldridge Drew

Date of birth: 11th March 1884
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Battalion: ??
Rank / Service No: Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 142124
Died: 2nd March 1919, aged 34 years
Buried: ??


There is very little information readily available on Frederick’s military career, other than he appears to have died in Southampton Naval Hospital.


His family has been much easier to research……..


Frederick was the third of 4 siblings born to Frederick Francis and Sarah (“Sal”) Drew (nee Eldridge), who married in Southampton on 19 November 1877.

Frederick Francis was a Police Constable and he was born in 1854 in Amesbury. He died in Southampton on 23 May 1926.

Sal was born in Sopley in 1858 and she passed away in Southampton on 13 April 1925.



Annie   b. 1878 Southampton   d. 1974 New Forest   Married Cecil J. Pike in Southampton in 1914.

Alice Frances Leah   b. 1880 Southampton   d. 28 October 1938 Southampton   Married George Robert Collett in Southampton in 1905.

Frederick William Eldridge 

Arthur Charles Frank   b. 18 July 1889 Southampton   d. 1995 Plymouth   Married Elsie A. Smith in Southampton in 1919.


Frederick William married Gertrude Ellen Stroud in Southampton in 1906. She was born in Plaistow in 1886, and she passed away in Southampton in 1970.

The couple lived at 167 Shirley Road, and had 2 sons……


Frederick Stanley Ronald   b. 1910 Shirley   d. 1995 Ashford, Kent

Cyril Arthur Stroud   b. 1911 Shirley   d. 1986 Hillingdon   Married Dorothy McMullan in Hammersmith in 1935.




Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 7th July 2016


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