Charles Stewart Drewry Julia Fava Wood Maude Stewart Drewry Annie Isabel Drewry William C. F. Drewry James Sidney Drewry Vincent Harold Drewry Julia Theresa Drewry Ada Anniss Antony Anniss Drewry Yvonne Drewry Mini tree diagram
Alfred and Yvonne

Alfred F. Vere Drewry

16th Jan 1888 - 30th Aug 1978

Life History

16th Jan 1888

Born in Finsbury Park.

29th July 1896

Baptised in Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill, London.

5th Dec 1914

Married Ada Anniss in Brentford, Middlesex.

23rd Feb 1916

Birth of son Antony Anniss Drewry in Acton, London.


Birth of daughter Yvonne Drewry.


Death of Ada Anniss in Birmingham.

30th Aug 1978

Died in Bromsgrove, Birmingham.


Birth and Baptism records - Holy Trinity, C. of E., Tulse Hill.


Why is Alfred's baptism 8 years after his birth?
The family address is 55, Deronda Road.

Marriage certificate (Brentford Middlesex)

Alfred is shown as 27 yrs; bachelor; Motor Salesman; living at: 21, Ravenscourt Road, Ravenscourt Park.
Ada is 30 yrs; spinster; living at: 46 Eccleston Road, West Ealing.
The marriage is witnessed by Julia T. Drewery (sic) and H. Anniss. (Julia T. was Alfred's sister. Was 'H. Anniss' Ada's brother or her father?)

In the 1921 Census, living at 19, Gloucester Road, Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.

Alfred Frederick DrewryHead33yrs 5mthsMMarriedManager, Tyre Dept., Leo Swain Co. Ltd. Motor factor.b. london
Ada DrewryWife38yrs 5mthsFMarriedHome duties b. London
Antony Anniss DrewrySon5yrs 3mthsM b. London
Yvonne Marjory DrewryDaughter3yrs 3mthsF b. London

In the census, Alf gives the address of Leo Swain & Co. as '237/9 Deansgate, Manchester'. tells us that Leo Swain & Company Ltd. was incorporated on 24 August 1920 in Ashton upon Mersey.

Drewry & Co (Manchester)

Drewry Motor Co. Card

Alfred owned a Motor Parts shop in Manchester, in what is now the Great Northern Warehouse.

An entry 'Drewry & Co – Motor Tyre Factors' is in the Manchester phone book from from about 1929 through to 1944.

1939 Register


An Advert in the Manchester Evening News 7th November, 1941


On 11th October, 1951, Alfred and Ada Drewry, aged 63 and 66, home address: 6, Clinning Road, Berkdale, Southport, sailed from London on the Union-Castle Line ship Bloemfontein Castle, on their way to Durban to visit their son Tony and his family. While he was in South Africa Alfred also tried, unsuccessfully, to find information regarding his brother William. Alfie and Ada left South Africa on 6th April,1952, travelling to London on the Rhodesia Castle.

From freeBMD

Birth: Mar 1888, Drewry Alfred Vere, Edmonton, 3a 275

Probate AFVD_Probate_1978


WW1 documents - Alfred's Army Paybook and Warrant.

The Dunlop Book: The Motorist's Guide, Counsellor and Friend - Alfred's personalised copy.