Christopher Percy Drinkwater

First Name: 
Christopher
Middle Name: 
Percy
Last Name: 
Drinkwater
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, July 27, 1897
Mother's Name: 
Eleanor Drinkwater nee Bulch
Father's Name: 
John Drinkwater
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, January 10, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Signaller
Unit: 
5th Division Signal Company
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, April 15, 1964
Place of Death: 
Sydney, N.S.W.
Details: 

Christopher Percy Drinkwater (Service No 6259), was born in Keiraville, N.S.W.

At enlistment he was single, 18 years old, worked as a wheeler and had served 6 months in the Citizen Military Forces.

Christopher embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides, with 4th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement, on 9th September 1916. He arrived in England on 26th October 1916, and was sent to signal school. Christopher joined 5th Division Signal Company, in France, on 23rd April 1917. He saw service on the Western Front, until he was admitted to hospital in England in July 1918, with an accidental injury, noted as a wound to the right leg. Christopher was returned to Australia in December 1918, and discharged medically unfit, on 28th March 1919.

In 1922, Christopher married Lilly Bird, and they had 3 children.

Christopher died in 1964, and his ashes are interred in Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland, N.S.W.

Christopher's service is commemorated on the Keiravile District Honour Roll.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DRINKWATER C P

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