Flight Lieutenant Lawrence John Drewry was born in Whonnock, British Columbia, on December 21, 1916.
He enlisted during WWII with the Royal Canadian Air Force, initially training in Brandon, Manitoba, and later at the Royal Air Force Flying College on Darrell’s Island in Bermuda. He spent much of the war serving as a R.C.A.F. officer attached to the R.A.F., Middle East, with the No. 47 & No. 294 Squadrons.
The letters in the collection were written by Drewry to his twin sister Mildred (newly married as Mrs. John Flynn) while she was living first in Ottawa and then back home in Whonock (as it was spelled at that time).
F/L Drewry (Serv/Reg# J8629) survived the war; his service record is not open to public access at this time.