07 January 2020

CWGC Beechwood Cemetery Burials: Charles F. W. Dreher

Charles Frederick William Dreher was born in Dresden, Germany of British parents on 29 January 1890. His parents lived in Switzerland, a brother in Italy.

A 1912 graduate of MacDonald College he was employed as an assistant in vegetable gardening at the Experimental Farm before enlisting in December 1914 as a gunner with the 23rd Battery of the CFA. He received a gunshot wound to the wrist and subsequently served with the 8th. He was commissioned Lieutenant early in 1918.

In the first quarter of 1918 he married Ethel Marion Clarke in Leicester, England. They had a daughter Irene a year later.

He died of encephalitis on 7 January 1920; his grave is at Lot 15. Sec. 29. 11. at Beechwood Cemetery.

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