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Drought, Charles Frederic (1891–2015)

CAPTAIN CHARLES FREDERICK DROUGHT

Son of Canon Charles Edward Drought of St. Paul's Cathedral and St John's, Toorak. Educated at Geelong Grammar School - Senior Prefect and Captain of the School 1911. First XI 1908-1911. Head of River Crews 1910-1911. Played to MCC Club Elevens and held a Prize Membership to Exhibitioners 1910-12. Commissioned in the 7th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in 1914. He was struck by a shell while attempting to rescue some wounded men at Ypres, and was taken to Le Touquest where, after suffering the amputation of his leg, he died on December 31, 1915.

Original Publication

  • Melbourne Cricket Club Honour Roll 1914-1918, 1998, p 7

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'Drought, Charles Frederic (1891–2015)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/drought-charles-frederic-24370/text33114, accessed 18 February 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1891
Victoria, Australia

Death

31 December 2015
Le Touquet, France

Cause of Death

war wounds

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