Born: 1878, Ipswich.

Died: 14th October 1918; KiA.

Residence: 67, Hazelville Road, Hornsey Lane, Highgate, Middlesex.

Occupation: Tailor’s Cutter

Enlistment Details: Location: London; Date: 10th December 1915; Age: 37 years; Religion: CofE. Signed up for the duration of war. Height: 5ft 6 7/8 ins.


Service: Attested 10th December 1915 – to army reserve 11th December 1915 – mobilized 11th December 1917 & posted 9th March 1917 – joined unit 8th October 1917.


Wounded in the field 24th November 1917 – Gun Shot Wound to the head, left arm, left leg & left buttock. 30th November 1917 transferred to England – St. George’s Hospital, Bristol – 1st December 1917 – 12th April 1918 – 135 days.


Service: posted to 14th Reserves 22nd April 1918 – joined battalion 13th October 1918 – KiA 14th October 1918 – in the field.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 515222.

Regiment: London Regiment, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish).


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Derry House Cemetery No 2,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr H. Drake, of 67, Hazelville Road, Hornsey Lane, Highgate, Middlesex.




1881   20, Cox Lane, Ipswich.


Sidney was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry Drake, 30, a Wire Worker, born Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Jessie Emma Drake (nee Parker), born East Bergholt, Suffolk.

Agnes Drake, 10, born Ipswich.

Henry Thomas Drake, 9, born Ipswich.

Alice Drake, 6, born Ipswich.


1891   25, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich.


Sidney was 13 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Henry, 40, a Wire Worker.

Jessie, 39.

Alice, 16, a General Domestic Servant.

Clara Mary Drake, 8, born Ipswich.

Annie Rose Drake, 5, born Ipswich.


1901   20, Wynyatt Street, Clerkenwell, Middlesex.


Sidney was 23 years old, a Tailor’s Cutter. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Henry, 50, a Wire Worker.

Jessie, 49.

Clara, 18, a Book Folder Binder.

Annie, 15, a Book Folder Binder.


1911   3, Greenwood Road, Dalston, N.E.


Sidney was 33 years old, a Tailor’s Cutter. He was living with his parents & sister.

Henry, 60, a Wire Maker – Ironmongery – own account.

Jessie, 59.

Annie, 25, worked at a Printers.

+ 1 boarder.


On the 20th March 1919 the personal effects of Sidney were sent to the executor of his will – Mr Robert Robson, of 5, Great Pulteney Street, Westminster.

Disc, letter, 2 pipes, religious emblem, religious book, belt, wrist strap, notebook, pouch of tobacco, 2 purses, gold chain, knife, 2 titles & wound stripe.

Robert Robson signed to acknowledge the receipt of the articles, with the exception of the gold chain which was not to be found in the parcel.


Soldiers’ Effects to Robert Robson.


Probate to Robert Robson, a commercial traveller.


London Regiment, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish):






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