|Born||3 November 1894|
Forest Gate, Essex, England
|Died||2 August 1918 (aged 23)|
Scapa Flow, Orkney, Scotland
|Unit||SS River Clyde|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Drewry was born on 3 November 1894 to Thomas and Mary Drewry. As a 20-year-old, and a midshipman in the Royal Naval Reserve during the First World War, he was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 25 April 1915 at V Beach in the Landing at Cape Helles, during the Gallipoli campaign.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Imperial War Museum, London, England.
Assisted Commander Unwin at the work of securing the lighters under heavy rifle and maxim fire. He was wounded in the head, but continued his work and twice subsequently attempted to swim from lighter to lighter with a line.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- Scotland's Forgotten Valour (Graham Ross, 1995)
- VCs of the First World War: Gallipoli (Stephen Snelling, 1995)
- VCs of the First World War: The Naval VCs (Stephen Snelling, 2002)
- Drewry, George Leslie, Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- "No. 29264". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 August 1915. p. 8132.
- "Lieutenant Drewry, V.C.". Obituaries. The Times. No. 41862. London. 7 August 1918. col B, p. 9.
- "Drewry, Midshipman George L. VC". The Newham Story. Archived from the original on 17 March 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.