Samuel Draper

Name

Samuel Draper
1891

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

20/04/1918
27

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
M2/019467
Army Service Corps
58th Mechanical Transport Company

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

PICQUIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY
B.15
France

Headstone

>BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD

UK Memorials

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

Pre War

Samuel Draper was born in 1891 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 1901 Census the family were living at Ayot Green where his father was a blacksmith but by 1911 he was living at 96 Adelaide Road, West Ealing, London as a boarder and working as an 'Engineers' Learner' in Motor & General Engineering.


Wartime Service

He enlisted in London and served in France with the Army Service Corps from 23 December 1914. 


He died of wounds at the 5th Casualty Clearing Station which was stationed near Picquigny  to deal with casualties incurred from the German advance on Amiens. 

Additional Information

His father, George Draper Esq of Ayot St Peter, Welwyn, Herts, ordered his headstone inscription: "BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD" Probate was granted on 9 May 1918 to Sarah Elizabeth Draper with effects of £264 15s. His mother received a war gratuity of £16. Brother to George Draper, also named on the Ayot St Peter memorial.

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild, Brenda Palmer
www.ayotstpeter.com