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Charles Frederic Drought (1891–2015)


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.

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Victoria, Australia


31 December, 2015 (aged ~ 124)
Le Touquet, France

Cause of Death

war wounds

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