Regiment : 9th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 17747
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 9th April 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 18 and 63.
Birthplace : Born and resident Worcester
Memorial : Worcester St John in Bedwardine Church
Also appears on : Worcester Guildhall. Malvern WW1 War Memorial.
Malvern News, 15th May 1916:
Pte A.E. Drinkwater of the Worc. R., formerly chauffeur to Mr M.H. Orr-Ewing, has been killed in action, aged 24. He enlisted soon after the outbreak of war and went to Gallipoli, where he was wounded in the arm. On his return to England he was first admitted to hospital in Birmingham and then to Evesham to convalesce. He then reported to Norton and was later returned to the firing line.
A photograph of Private A.E. Drinkwater can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 13th May 1916, available at Worcestershire Archives.