Kenilworth Drury Family  
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Joseph James Drury
b.1880     d.1949
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Joseph James ('Jimmy') Drury was the youngest son of Joseph and Sarah and was born on 27th. June 1880 and christened at St. Nicholas Church Kenilworth on 8th. October 1880 (Ref; 02).

Joseph was a toolmaker / fitter and worked for most of his life at Alfred Herbert Engineering in Coventry which produced many of the parts for the local car industries of the Midlands ....... more

Marriage Details:
Joseph James married Ellen Crofts on 6th. June 1908 at Holy Trinity Church Coventry.

Children Details:
Leonard * b.22/04/1913m.16/10/1937d.17/04/1989
Reginald b.05/11/1918m.01/03/1941d.30/10/1980

* Leonard James Drury attended Centaur Rd. school Coventry and went on to further his education at the Coventry Technical College. He was apprenticed at Coventry Gauge and Tool on 1st. October 1928 for a 5year, 7 month term to become a toolmaker. Len eventually became a Director of Tube Investments (formerly Gauge and Tool). During WWII he worked on several secret projects including making magnetic triggers for mines. He was awarded a commemorative medal at the Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee in 1977 for his efforts in the war years and retired shortly after this in 1978.

He married Ivy Catherine Hill on 16th October 1937 at St.Mary Magdelaine Church, Coventry, and they lived for some time at 175 Green Lane later moving to 1 Nod Drive Coventry. Ivy died in 1976 and Leonard died on 17th. April 1989.



Relevant Documents:

Birth Certificate

Marriage Certificate

Death Certificate

Ellen Croft - Birth Registration

Ellen Drury - Death Certificate


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