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Drury, W. P. (William Price), 1861-1949

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    • William Price
  • Variants

    • Drury, William Price, 1861-
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        • Organization: (naf) Great Britain. Royal Marines. Light Infantry
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Devonport (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Saltash (England)
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Drury, William Price, 1861-
  • Sources

    • found: His Calamity Jane, R.N. ... c1912.
    • found: His A privy council, 1906:t.p. (W.P. Drury)
    • found: His Tales of our ancestors, 1926:t.p. (Lt.-Col. W.P. Drury)
    • found: Edwardian fiction: an Oxford companion, 1997:(Drury, Major W. P.: William Price Drury (1861-1949); married (1900) Marguerite Pender Cudlip (d. 1950s); born in Devonport of a naval family, he was educated at Brentwood School, Plymouth College, and Chatham, and went into the Royal Marines; he also studied painting at the Plymouth College of Art; he worked in the Naval Intelligence department from 1900, and the rise in salary enabled him, after a twelve year engagement, to marry an actress, the daughter of the novelist Mrs. Pender Cudlip; shortly afterwards he was invalided out of the service, and much of their later life was spend in Cornwall, though they also travelled in India and South America; in the years before the First World War, he was an enthusiastic supporter of Lord Robers (1832-1914), who argued that Britain was unprepared for war; Drury travelled the country lecturing for the cause, and became chief organizer of the National Service League; he used to write standing up, and was also the author of several successful plays; his many novels include shipboard comedies, horror, adventure, and boys' books; The Tale of an Archangel (1904) is a collection of stories about the services and the colonies; Long Bow and Broad Arrow (1911) is even preceded aby a poem about the Union Flag; Drury's entertaning autobiography (1926) speaks in passing of nervous breakdowns and periods of low water; between 1929 and 1931 he was the mayor of Saltash in Cornwell, and he died in that town)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 16, 2015(William Price Drury; Lieutenant-Colonel William Price Drury CBE (8 November 1861-21 January 1949) was a Royal Marine Light Infantry officer, novelist, playwright, and Mayor of Saltash from 1929 to 1931; Drury was educated at Brentwood School, Essex, and at Plymouth College; during his Royal Marines career, he served on the China Station and with the Mediterranean Fleet; he commanded the Royal Marines from HMS Camperdown and HMS Astraea who landed on Crete after local Christians and British soldiers were massacred by Turkish Bashi-bazouk forces in 1898; he was a member of the Naval Intelligence Department from 1900 until he resigned to pursue his literary career the following year; at the outbreak of World War I, he rejoined the Royal Marines and served as an intelligence officer at Plymouth; Drury's mother-in-law was the romantic novelist Mrs. Pender Cudlip; the actress Ruth Kettlewell was his niece)
  • LC Classification

    • PR6007.R73
  • Change Notes

    • 1983-03-18: new
    • 2015-03-18: revised
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