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Julia Drewry, 1908 to 1910

Julia Theresa Drewry

1886 - 28th Jul 1988

Life History

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.

Julia Drewry Julia Drewry Family anecdote remembered Julia as a headmistress. And indeed she was.

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.

Julia, 1928
Drewry Family, 1928, click for larger picture
Julia liked travelling.

From Departure Lists:

Dep. dateShipToOccupationAgeAddressDep. Port
30/7/1926  Almanzora  Madeira  Teacher  39130, Castleneu Rd, Barnes  Southampton
2/8/1929   Rawalpindi   Casablanca, Morocco  Teacher  4314, Neeld Cres. NW 4London
5/7/1936   Jamaica Pioneer    Kingston, JamaicaNone4014, Neeld House, HendonLondon   (travelling 1st Class)

From 'Arrival' Lists:

Arr. dateShipBoardedOccupationAgeAddressArr. Port
21 Aug 1925  S.S. China, from Bombay  Port Said  Teacher  39120, Castlenau, S.W.13  London
23 Aug 1926  Arundel Castle, from Durban  Madeira  Teacher  40120, Castlenau, S.W.13  Southampton
20 Aug 1929  ;Ranpura, from Australia  Gibraltar  Teacher  4214, Neeld Crescent, N.W.4  London
23 Aug 1930  Pieter C. Hooft, from Indonesia  Genova  None4314, 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.

From FreeBMD

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

From FreeBMD

Death: Jul 1988, Julia Teresa Jermain, 102, Southend On Sea, 9 2614