WILLIAM CHARLES DRAKE

 

 

 

Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 28th June 1916; age 26; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th April 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 9332; Regiment: King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1st Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War + Clasp.

 

Grave Reference:

Plot 1. Row G. Grave 5,

Bertrancourt Military Cemetery,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Mrs. A. Knights, of 6, St. Margaret’s Plain, Ipswich.

 

Brother to HARRY WEBB DRAKE.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   31, Ernest Street, Ipswich, Suffolk.

 

William was a year old and living with his mother & sister

Alice Drake, 23, a Tailoress; born Ipswich, Suffolk.

Caroline Rose Drake, 2, born Ipswich.

Alice and her young family were living with her step-mother Caroline Smith and Caroline’s sister.

 

1901   5, Berner’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk.

 

William was 11 years old and living with his mother & brother

Alice Drake, 32, a Stay Binder.

Harry Webb Drake, 3, born Ipswich.

Alice was the lodger to William Webb, 40, a Brick & Sand Carrier.

1 other lodger.

 

1911   Military Barracks, Channel Islands.

 

William was 22 years old and a Soldier in the 2nd Battalion of The Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) his rank was Private.

 

William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.

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King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1st Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/kings-own-royal-lancaster-regiment/

 

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