Julia Theresa Drewry
1886 - 28th Jul 1988
6th July 1886
Born in Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell.
Married Charles Jermaine in Cairo, Egypt.
28th Jul 1988
Also known as 'Tiny'.
Julia's Birth Certificate
4th October 1897 - 3rd July 1900 - Attended Sussex Road School, Lambeth, achieving the highest grade 'V' and obtaining an exemption (whatever that meant). [Source and an earlier record at Rosendale Road School]
In 1905, 'The South London Press' records the meetings of the South London Operatic Society. Julia was a member as were her brother William and her sister Bella. Also in the society were Henry Knight and his son Frederick (who would later marry Bella).
In the 1911 census (shown on Charles Stewart’s page) Julia Teresa Drewry is recorded as: daughter, aged 24, and a London C.C. teacher, born at Buckhurst Hill, Essex.
In 1916 Julia is recorded as conducting the choir during the May Day celebrations at Halford Road Girl's School. Perhaps not yet a headmistress.
In 1930 in the Hendon & Finchley Times:
"Miss J. T. Drewry, headmistress of St. Mary's C.E. School, was stated to have been released on August 26 in order to enable her to take up duties as headmistress of Woodcroft Girl's Modern School."
Julia remained headmistress at Woodcroft Girl's Modern School until 1939.
We do not know what Julia did in WWII other than that she married Charles Jermaine in Cairo, Egypt, probably in 1940.
From Departure Lists:
|Dep. date||Ship||To||Occupation||Age||Address||Dep. Port|
|30/7/1926||Almanzora||Madeira||Teacher||39||130, Castleneu Rd, Barnes||Southampton|
|2/8/1929||Rawalpindi||Casablanca, Morocco||Teacher||43||14, Neeld Cres. NW 4||London|
|5/7/1936||Jamaica Pioneer||Kingston, Jamaica||None||40||14, Neeld House, Hendon||London (travelling 1st Class)|
From 'Arrival' Lists:
|Arr. date||Ship||Boarded||Occupation||Age||Address||Arr. Port|
|21 Aug 1925||S.S. China, from Bombay||Port Said||Teacher||39||120, Castlenau, S.W.13||London|
|23 Aug 1926||Arundel Castle, from Durban||Madeira||Teacher||40||120, Castlenau, S.W.13||Southampton|
|20 Aug 1929||;Ranpura, from Australia  ||Gibraltar||Teacher||42||14, Neeld Crescent, N.W.4||London|
|23 Aug 1930||Pieter C. Hooft, from Indonesia||Genova||None||43||14, Neeld Crescent, N.W.4||Southampton|
The London Phone Books show a 'Miss M. Stewart Drewry' at the Castlenau address from 1930 to 1944. This could be Julia's sister Maud, using her maiden name as her stage name.
Miss J. T. Drewry (Julia) is listed in the phone books at Neeld Crescent from 1937 to 1940.
Birth: Sep 1886, Drewry Julia Theresa, Epping, 4a 293
From Overseas BMD, Consular Marriages (1849-1965)
Marriage: Year: 1936-1940; Consulate: Cairo, Egypt; Julia T Drewry, Vol.32 P.165
Death: Jul 1988, Julia Teresa Jermain, 102, Southend On Sea, 9 2614