Beny-Sur-Mer Cemetery

Drew, Clifford Robert

B/64119 Corporal Clifford Robert Drew was born on, 7 February 1915 in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Major Charles William Drew and Catherine Isabella Hazlett. He had five brothers and three sisters, attended Fern Ave Public School and was a Church of the Epiphany member.

He married Verna Evelyn Burns on 10 Dec 1935 in Toronto, and they had two children: Jimmy and Evelyn.

He was employed as a plumber when on 20 June 1940, Drew enlisted with The Queens Owns Rifles of Canada (Active). He served in Newfoundland and Sussex, New Brunswick, and then for three years in England during which he spent some time as a gas warfare instructor. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal on 19 August 1943. (His brother Jack, also served with the Canadian Army.)

Drew landed on D-Day, 6 June 1944 with C Company and was killed in action near Anguery. He is buried at Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian Military Cemetery, Beny-Sur-Mer, France. Grave 1, row D, Plot 6.

"In Pace Paratus – In Peace Prepared"

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