George Draper

Name

George Draper
1887

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

09/10/1916
29

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Rifleman
301277
London Regiment
1st/5th Bn. (London Rifle Brigade)

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 9D
France

Headstone

>N/A

UK Memorials

Ayot St Peter's Memorial, Roll of Honour, St Peter's Church, Ayot St Peter

Pre War

George Day was born in 1887 in Ayot St Peter, Herts. He was one of the sons of George Draper and his wife Sarah who kept a shop in Ayot Green from 1886 and also ran the smithy next door.


On the 1911 Census he was living with his parents at Ayot St Peter, Welwyn, where his father was a blacksmith and agricultural machinist and he was working as a Wholesale Draper's Clerk.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in London and served with the London Regiment, 1st/5th Bn,  (London Rifle Brigade).


He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme. His death was presumed and his body was not recovered for burial or not identified.  His name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. 

Additional Information

Probate granted on 10 October 1917 to Lt David Knights-Whittonie, 2nd Lieutenant. Effects £277 5s 3d. Death gratuity granted of £6. Brother to Samuel Draper also named on the Ayot St Peter Memorial.

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild, Brenda Palmer
www.ayotstpeter.com