Born: 11th September 1913, Woolwich, London.

Died: 28th October 1945; age: 32; at Liverpool, Lancashire.

Residence: 379, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

Rank: Captain; Service Number: 85246.

Regiment: Royal Artillery.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Lt. Walter Drake, formerly of the Royal Horse Artillery, and of Sophia Kate Drake, of Ipswich.


Father: Walter Drake, born July 1885, Norwich, Norfolk – died First World War – KiA 26th April 1916 – by a German shell – hitting his left lung & heart -while asleep in his dugout. Walter was ranked 2nd Lieutenant; Service Number: 33565; Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, ‘Y’ Battery. He was laid to rest – Mailly Wood Cemetery, Somme, France.

Mother: Sophia Kate Drake (nee Aldous), born 1885, Ipswich.


Probate to Sophia Kate Drake.


Eric is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Augustine of Hippo Church, Ipswich.

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