109122 L/Cpl. Edgar Charles Drury

Maple Copse Cemetery


Near Ieper


Born in Llanishen, near Cardiff, Wales, Edgar was a farmer at the time of attesting into the 4th CMR, on November 27th, 1914.

At the time of his loss, the 4th CMR had been holding the front line near Sanctuary Wood since March 28th, 1916. On the 31st there was heavy shelling on Sanctuary Wood, and it is most likely at this time that Edgar was wounded and then subsequently succumbed to his injuries at No.1 Canadian Field Ambulance on April 1st, 1916.

L/Cpl. Edgar Drury is one of of 12 men of the 4th CMR known to lie at rest in Maple Copse Cemetery, near Sanctuary Wood, Ieper.

Biography excerpt courtesy of David Kavanagh, headstone image courtesy of 4cmr.com