|King's Own (Royal Lancashire Regiment)||17853||8th Battalion|
Derbyshire Courier 19 May 1917
Christopher was born in about 1898 in Liverpool the son of dock-worker William Durie and his wife Mary. In some records his name seems to have changed from Durie to Drury. He entered France in May 1915 and was killed in action on 26th April 1917 aged nineteen. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
Note that there are reporting errors in the newspaper obituary, the name should be Durie not Drury, he was aged nineteen not twenty-four and his regiment was based in Lancaster not Liverpool.
Derbyshire Times , 19 May 1917
Mrs Wright of Park Head, Crich received the news on Monday that Pte Christopher Drury, who was one of the first to enlist from Crich, had been killed at the front. He was a native of Liverpool and joined a Liverpool Regiment. He was about 24 years of age, single and worked at Crich for many years.
Medal Roll Index
Awarded Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals.
Entered France 25 May 1915.
Killed in Action.
He enrolled at Buxton
|Regiment/Service||King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)|
|Date of Death||26/04/1917|
|Additional information||Son of Mary Ann Durie, of 141, Beaufort St., Liverpool, and the late William Henry Durie.|
|Casualty type||Commonwealth War Dead|
|Grave/Memorial Reference||Bay 2|
Soldiers' Effects Book
Christopher Drury alias Durie; 8th Bn Royal Lancs; Private 17853; killed in action 26/30.4.17; War Gratuity £9 10s 0d; paid out to:
20.7.17 [unclear] 2d
20.9.17 father William Henry Durie £2 12s 6d
8.12.19 mother Mary A £9 10s 0d
|William H||Durie||Head||32||Dock labourer||Liverpool|
RG13 piece 3413 folio 182 page 16
1911: Bargate Road, Toxteth Park
|William Henry||Durie||Head||42||Dock labourer||Liverpool|
|Thomas Edward||Durie||son||16||Dock labourer||Liverpool|
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