Drinkhill/Drinkill, F M
FREDERICK MAURICE DRINKILL
Remembered with honour Auchonvillers Military Cemetery: Plot II, Row F, Grave 1.
He enlisted 24 November 1914, and was promoted temporary Lieutenant 20 September 1915; next of kin his mother of Chelsea, London. He embarked from Devonport 24 October 1915 and disembarked Mudros 11 November 1915. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being October 1915, and was either killed or died of wounds received in action.
Son of Richard and Ellen Rosanna (nee DENNETT) DRINKILL of Chelsea.
His parents married 11 September 1886 at St James’, Spanish Place, Marylebone. Richard deserted the family c1897, his death is proving elusive. Ellen, a widow of Wimbledon, London SW19, died 11 May 1940 aged 77.
Maurice was born 1892 in the Amersham, Bucks, district.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1901 Census, an ‘orphan’ aged 8 he lived in Watford. On the 1911 Census, a boy clerk at the Colonial Office aged 19, he lodged in Westminster, London.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)