George Drever

An interview with George Drever’s granddaughter Kath Campbell

George Drever was born in 1910, the eldest in a family of eleven children. His father, who was often unemployed, was a shipyard labourer in Leith. Despite his early life of hardship and poverty George Drever went from school to Edinburgh University where he studied chemistry and gained two degrees. After returning from the Spanish Civil War he eventually found employment as a metallurgist in Sheffield.