Son of a rector.
28 Aug 1916 Special Reserve Commission Lieutenant RAMC.
28 Feb 1917 Captain RAMC.
1917–1919 Medical Officer 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment in Mesopotamia, Turkey and Thrace.
Feb–June 1919 Served in Salonica.
Aug–Oct 1919 Medical Officer 20 Combined Field Ambulance at Enzeli in north Russia during the White Russia Campaign.
1 May 1919 Permanent Regular Army Commission Lieutenant RAMC.
28 Feb 1920 Captain RAMC.
Malta 27 Feb 1920 Arrived from England.
Malta 15 June 1921 Home leave
6 Aug 1921 Returned from leave.
Malta 13 Sept 1922 Left for Constantinople.
1922–1923 Served in Constantinople.
Malta 27 Aug 1923 Returned to Malta.
Malta 15 Apr 1924 Home leave
Malta 7 June 1924 Returned from leave.
Malta 16 Aug 1924 Left for Egypt.
1924–1925 Served in Egypt.
1927–1929 Served in Shanghai.
28 Aug 1928 Major RAMC.
1929 Married Dorothy Scutt a nursing sister in the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service QAIMNS.
1931–1935 Served in India.
1938–1944 Served in India unaccompanied as he did not want to take a young family to India. He was separated from his family for six years because of the outbreak of the second world war.
Served at the military hospitals at Nasirabad, Madras, Lucknow, Agra, Delhi, Calcutta, and Lebong, and for two years at Group 11 Prisoner-of-war Hospital, Bairagarh. His command of many of these hospitals was at a time of great shortages of medical staff, shortages which were eventually relieved by the arrival of reinforcements from Britain.
1944 Rejoined his family in Northern Ireland.
Was Medical officer at the Waringfield Military Hospital, the Reception Centre, Ballykinlar, and at the Irish Group Training Centre, Omagh, until his retirement.
25 Dec 1948 Retired.
- Entry No: 1170. Drew R. 1968.Commissioned Offices in the Medical Services of the British Army 1690—1960. Vol. II. Roll of Officers in the Royal Army Medical Corps 1898–1960, London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
- Succession Books Vol XXVI, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
- Obituary, Br Med J (1981), Vol 282 (6256), 744 (Published 28 February 1981).